What happens after your dog has been euthanased at home?

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pet home euthanasiaThe word ‘euthanasia’, is a scary one. But it’s a word most pet owners will hear during their pet’s lifetime. And when we do and the time comes for us to let our pets go; all we want is that their last moments to be as comfortable as possible. This is where pet home euthanasia can be helpful.

This is exactly why; home euthanasia is becoming increasingly popular. If gives your pet the comfort of being in at home and it gives your family one last chance to say goodbye. And in cases where It’s planned, you can make the most of time you have left with your pet before the date scheduled. You also won’t have to make the journey to and from the vets practice; you can simply shut yourself away if that is what you want to do.

Pet home euthanasia

When the vet comes to your home to perform the euthanasia, they should answer any last minute questions that you may have. They might also ask for you to sign a consent form to give your permission to perform the euthanasia.

If you feel home euthanasia is something you would consider, it is worth checking with your vet if it is a service they offer and how much notice they will need.

“I have attended many home euthanasia and believe that both the owners and pets are more relaxed. Being at home also provides an opportunity for all family members to be present and say goodbye. It’s not uncommon for other family pets to be allowed to see their companion once he or she has passed.”

Steve Murphy Registered Veterinary Nurse 

What happens after my dog’s euthanasia?

If the euthanasia is performed at your home it is your choice on whether you keep your pet’s remains with you, possibly for burial or if you want the vet to take them back to the practice and make arrangements for a pet cremation. We also provide a collection service – Petrest – where we collect your pet from your home.

By prior arrangement our smart Petrest operatives will collect your pet in a discreet vehicle. The driver will allow as much time as you need to say your final farewells before returning to our crematorium. On arrival your pet will be cremated on their own and their ashes returned within 3 working days.

pet home euthanasia Bereavement Support

The Blue Cross

The Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS) mission is to provide free and confidential emotional support.
Tel: 0800 096 6606


Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress.
Tel: 116 123



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