Saying Goodbye

The sad fact about pet ownership

is that they just don’t live long enough and we will almost always out live them. This means that we may have to grieve for a cherished pet more than once in our own lifetime and sometimes we might have to contemplate euthanasia.  Hopefully this decision will come after a long and happy life together but sometimes tragically we might have to consider euthanasia in a younger pet. Sometimes we can predict the day coming and we have time to plan but other times we are forced into the decision quickly and without warning. This section is designed to shed some light on the process of euthanasia so you have a chance to think about the options that are available to you.

The packages cover a range of options to suit all circumstances, however a bespoke plan can also be arranged. House calls are best organised with as much notice as possible and are not appropriate in all cases but please ask so that we can help with the planning. If you think this decision is on the horizon, feel free to make your preference known to us early; so that we can strive to meet your expectations.  We may offer to sedate your pet prior to euthanasia.  This involves a small injection into the back leg. They can then lie in your arms falling asleep before we give the second injection for euthanasia a few minutes later.

For pet loss support please consider visiting:

The Ralph Site

Blue Cross

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak

And pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then will you do what must be done,

For this – the last battle – can’t be won.

You will be sad I understand,

But don’t let grief then stay your hand,

For on this day, more than the rest,

Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,

You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.

When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,

Only, stay with me till the end

And hold me firm and speak to me

Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree

It is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved,

From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don’t grieve that it must be you

Who has to decide this thing to do;

We’ve been so close – we two – these years,

Don’t let your heart hold any tears.