Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the hardest things we ever have to do. Making that decision is heartbreaking and many feel guilty for even considering it. But when the time comes it really can be the kindest thing to do for our companion to prevent any suffering.
Dr Katie feels that this is one of the most important acts of having a pet.
You can discuss in depth about your pet’s quality of life and how and when the time comes to say goodbye. Dr Katie will do everything she can to remove stress for your pet at this time, including sedation prior to euthanasia.
Dr Katie has gone through this herself and truly understands how difficult it is to make this decision.
Then, according to your wishes, cremation including having ashes returned can be organised. We work with the family run, caring and compassionate Green Pastures Pet Crematorium who have range of urns you can choose from.
If you would like to read more about assessing quality of life and how to know when it is time for your pet see here.
To know more about the process and what to expect when the time comes to say goodbye at home you can read our blog here.
To book a gentle, home euthanasia please get in touch.
“We love them so much, we have to put our feelings aside and do what is best for them.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
These visits are also often stressful for people, can be inconvenient times and difficult to get to if you don’t have access to transport. Instead at home you don’t have to worry about time wasted travelling or waiting in the waiting room. You can get on with your life at home and Dr Katie will arrive and start the consult straight away.
In the clinic you will often be allocated only a 10 minute appointment which is a rush to fit in history taking, clinical exam, treatment, questions and history writing! You don’t need to feel that rush with Positive Pet Mobile Vet and Dr Katie is always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Further visits can be arrange but an additional surcharge will be applied. Please contact us to discuss if you are out of area.
Their hospital in Meir also host VetsNow for out of hours cover.
Dr Katie mainly sees dogs, cats and rabbits.
Guinea pigs, small ferries (e.g. hamster, rats, gerbils, mice) and tortoises can also be seen but for more complex cases Dr Katie would recommend seeing an exotic pet specialist vet.
- Pet health check
- Flea and worm treatments
- Claw clipping
- Medications and prescriptions
- Minor procedures
- Diagnostic tests (urine tests, blood tests, skin test)
- Pet euthanasia
If you live further a field and would prefer to use a different practice for surgery this can be arrange too.
Dr Katie offers a home euthanasia service and strives to make this extremely upsetting experience as easy as it possibly can be.
She takes her time to ensure you and your pet can have plenty of cuddles. Sedation is routinely used for pets to ensure their last moments are not stressful. Cremation, including having their ashes returned can all be organised by Dr Katie for you.
You can read more about our gentle, in home euthanasia here.