Euthanasia translates to mean a good death, and we believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our fur babies, 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.
When our veterinarians arrive, they will discuss any questions or concerns you may have and will take the time to explain the process and what to expect. Please ask as many questions as you like. The appointment will generally last 45 – 60 minutes. As our focus is you and your pet, we are happy to perform the euthanasia where you are most comfortable, this may be the living room or even in their
We ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure by providing our euthanasia patients with a gentle sedative to allow them to go to sleep amongst family prior to placing an intravenous catheter and administering the final injection. We take our time, listen to your concerns and do not rush the procedure. We do not want your last memory of your pet to be one of them in distress.
After, you may spend as much time with them as you need. Our veterinarian will step out to provide you with some time for a private goodbye. When they return they will have a small basket or flat stretcher and a blanket to transport your pet to the car.
Information regarding how and when your pet’s ashes will be ready will be discussed in detail. We are also able to give advice on burial at home.
Our veterinarians can travel outside of these areas for families in need, please contact us to discuss this further.
In-Home Euthanasia and Private Cremation
Price: $375 + Cremation fees ($360 – $390)
Note: Our veterinarians are equipped with transport stretches however they will require assistance lift heavy patients. We work with reputable pet crematoriums who we have used ourselves. If you have a preferred provider please let us know.
In-Home Euthanasia and Non-Private Cremation
Price: $375 + Non-private cremation fees ($120 – $260)
Note: Our veterinarians are equipped with transport stretches however they will require assistance lift heavy patients
In-Home Euthanasia Visit
How do I make the appointment?
1. You may call or text 0411 052 779 to request an appointment. As you can understand if we are with a patient we are unable to answer calls but will get back to you as promptly as we can.
2. Book an appointment online. If you are unable to find a time with our online booking system please give us a call as will do our best to find a time that is suitable.
What do I need to do to prepare?
Should my children be there?
Do families have to be present for the euthanasia?
How much notice do you need?
Should my other pets be there?
Will euthanasia hurt?
How do we know when the time to euthanise my pet is right?
– Eating habits: are they wanting to eat? Or are they off their food and require syringe feeding or are loosing weight because they are unable to eat enough to maintain their body weight? Do they vomit whenever they eat?
– Drinking habits: Are they able to drink enough to keep hydrated? When they drink are they able to keep it down?
– Toileting habits: Are they able to go to the toilet normally? Are they able to move away from their urine or faeces if they have an accident? Have they developed incontinence and secondary urine scalding? Do they have ongoing diarrhoea?
– Breathing: What is their breathing like? Are they coughing constantly or struggling to breath? Do they get out of breath very quickly?
– Mobility: How well are they able to move around at home? Are the limping? Can they take themselves to the toilet? Are they able to get to and from their food and water bowls? How are they handling stairs or slippery floors? Are they regularly falling over?
– Sleeping habits: Are they able to sleep comfortably through the night or are they restless and unable to settle?
– Personality/mentation: Are they still happy to see you? Do they still show interest in their favourite treats/toys/activities? Do they seem disorientated or distressed? Are they showing signs of separation anxiety or blankly staring at walls?
– Good days vs bad days: Are they having more good days than bad or is it the other way around?
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