Saying goodbye to your family member is one of the hardest, and often one of the kindest things you can do for your friend. We've been there, we know exactly how hard it is to let them go and this is why it is so important to us to do this in as peaceful and calm a way as possible. We encourage family members to talk to their pet and give them their absolute favourite treats whilst we do this, usually in the comfort of their own bed. If you are not sure if it's the right time, contact us for a consultation.
The procedure for dogs: All dogs undergo general anaesthesia during our euthanasia process. What this usually entails, if your dogs is still eating we will ask you to feed them their favourite things while they get an injection either into the muscle or under the skin. This injection consists of an anti-anxiety medication, and general anaesthetic and usually the dog will be sleeping within about 5-10 minutes. Next we will place an IV cannula, usually into one of your dog's front legs and then we will administer the euthanasia solution. The procedure usually takes around 20 minutes in total however we always allow an hour per appointment so there is never any rush for you to say goodbye.
The procedure for cats: Similar to dogs, cats receive an injection of general anaesthesia under the skin. This is the only part that your cat will feel. When they are sleeping we inject the euthanasia solution into the area surrounding the kidney. They usually pass very peacefully within several minutes.