When it comes to your pets end of life care, you may have to make the difficult decision whether or not to euthanise – but do you do that at a vets or at home?
If you’re at the stage where end of life care needs to be considered for your pet, we’re sorry that you’re having to go through this difficult time. It is unfortunately the harsh reality of loving and caring for a dear pet so much. If you’ve decided that euthanasia is the kindest goodbye for your pet then you also have another big decision to make – do you have this carried out at your registered vets or do you have this done in the warmth of your own home.
Here are the reasons why at home euthanasia might be the right decision for you:
You want to say goodbye at home
Saying goodbye at home can be a dignified and peaceful ending. Home is probably one of your pets favourite places, surrounded by family and familiar toys. For many, this is often the obvious and preferred location for this.
You want the whole family there
Your pet is part of the family and often many people want the whole family present. A home euthanasia allows you to have this. Sometimes, depending on a vets policy, this won’t be possible if you opt for a veterinary practise.
Your pet gets stressed out at vets
The last thing you want at the very end is to see your pet visibly stressed out and upset at the vets. You’ll want to remember your final moments as peaceful and relaxed.
You can’t get to a vet easily
If you don’t have your own transportation available to you at the time, it can be difficult and stressful to get your pet to the vets. A home euthanasia removes this stress from an already stressful situation.
You need a more flexible alternative
Often or not, these things tend to happen at worst times possible. If your regular vets practise is not open or you can’t get in during their opening times, home euthanasia is a flexible option that can work around you and your availability.
You want to plan ahead
It’s also important to understand that if you wait until the very last minute, you’re probably going to have to make a trip to an emergency pet hospital rather than having an at-home euthanasia depending on the availability of the home service vet or if it’s out of hours. Home euthanasia is a great option if you want to make a scheduled appointment.
Our at home euthanasia and end of life care services in Doncaster can allow your cat or dogs passing to be pain-free, stress-free and in familiar surroundings. This service can make an extremely difficult time that little bit easier and more convenient.
An end-of-life consultation means we can discuss your pet, and i’ll support you in your decision making. Whether you decide to say goodbye there and then, book a visit for a week’s time, or try a new treatment option, I’ll be by your side for advice and support.
I don’t have set working hours – we’ll arrange an appointment to suit you. And, if you need me to take care of your pet’s remains, I can arrange cremation on your behalf.
To discuss your pet – please give me a call on 07496819851