I want you to meet two special furbabies of mine. Meet Jack, Jack is my heart dog. He crossed over the rainbow bridge in November 2016. He was 19 years young when I had to say goodbye. For many, many years, our home felt like a luxury retirement village for senior dogs. We had senior lad Jack, who had been an integral part of our family since he was 3 years old. He adopted us and convinced us to break him out of Renbury Farm in 2000.
Years later, old man Percy came into work in a terrible state. He was suffering from
Fortunately for my boys, they had a veterinarian and veterinary acupuncturist as their mum. Over the years they challenged my veterinary skills, taught me many lessons and showered our whole family with love.
I have faced so many of the challenges that senior pets bring us, pacing, urinary and faecal incontinence, loss of house training, deafness (which has it’s perks in storm/firework season), loss of vision, doggy dementia, questions on when is it the right time, pain management, anxiety management, concurrent diseases, quality of life and finally the grief that comes from loving them so dearly and then having to say one final goodbye.
Euthanasia translates to mean a good death, and I believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our furbabies in the end is the gift of a good death, at home, surrounded by the ones who love them the most. Now this isn’t always possible, but when we know that the end is close and we have a plan, it is possible to make this happen.
It was the love and experiences that my boys Jack and Percy gave me which inspired me to create a service that is focused on providing excellent palliative and end of life care to our senior pets. After all, when they have been so good to us for so long, providing us with unlimited unconditional love, it is the least we can do for them when they need us the most.
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed
In-home euthanasia services run outside of opening hours by appointment only