About Pet Euthanasia at home with Vetaround

We understand that saying goodbye to a much loved family pet is an extremely difficult time even when you know the kindest thing is to let go.

For many people being at home with your pet in familiar and comfortable surroundings makes the situation less stressful and eases the process a little.

On this page of our website we explain pet euthanasia at home so you know what to expect.

Support in your own home

Vetaround mobile vet services support you and your pet in your own home. We take care of everything so you can concentrate on just being with your pet at this difficult time. Our aim is to make the process as loving, peaceful and dignified as possible.

Your pet can sit or lie wherever they feel most comfortable – perhaps on a favourite cushion or on your lap.

Our vet will give your pet a tiny injection of sedation at the back of their neck – we use the finest possible needle for this. Most pets don’t even feel it. This sedation relaxes your pet – it takes between 5 and 15 minutes to work. You can just sit with your pet and stroke them while the sedation works.

Once the sedation takes effect you will find your pet wants to lie down comfortably. Once your pet is fully relaxed, our vet will shave a tiny patch of fur from a vein on the front or back leg. We will then place a small plastic cannula in the vein and attach a plastic tube to the cannula.

When you are ready we give an overdose of anaesthetic into the plastic tube. Your pet will not feel this injection and you can cuddle them throughout. Sometimes your pet will take a couple of very big ‘breaths’ or make a ‘noise’. This is not a real breath or noise but a reflex only – your pet is unaware this is happening. As everything relaxes your pet might pass urine (wee).

Afterwards we give you as much time and space as you need with your pet.

Taking care of everything

After your pet is at peace we can take care of your pet’s body for you. We can take your pet with us and arrange for a dignified pet cremation. You can choose a private cremation in which case your pets ashes are delivered personally to you within a few days.

You can also bury your pet at home if you choose. We will give you advice about this. If you would like some help deciding if the time is right or would like to talk to us about any aspect of pet euthanasia call us on 0407 434 912

The Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.

There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this one runs from the group!

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.

A Pets Prayer

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this the last battle can’t be won
You will be sad…… I understand
Don’t let your grief then, sad your hand
For this day more than the rest
Your love and friendship stands the test
We’ve had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You’d not want me to suffer so
When the time comes, please let me go
Take me where my need, they’ll tend
Only stay with me….. to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see
I know in time you will see
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail, it’s last waved
From pain and suffering, I’ve been saved
Don’t grieve, it should be you
Who decided this thing to do
We’ve been so close, we two, these years
Don’t let your heart hold any tears
Smile for me, walk together, for a little while.
(Author unknown)