Fetch a Vet Home Euthanasia Service
We offer a peaceful end of life care, or a dignified euthanasia service for your beloved pets in the comfort of their own home. We believe our fur family members deserve nothing but the highest standard of care when it comes to the time to say goodbye.
We understand very well that the decision to let your pet go is one of the hardest decisions you have to make as a pet owner. It may not be so clear to some people when it is the right time to let their pet go, so we listen to our clients and their stories, remain patient, professional, respectful and compassionate throughout the process from when we first receive an enquiry. If you are not too sure if it is the time for your pet, please book a consultation with our vet who can come out and make a quality of life assessment and assist you with making an informed decisions regarding your pet’s care. We provide honest and non-judgmental advice, and we only arrange our home euthanasia service when both you and your pet are ready.
Our staff are experienced and we understand how it feels; we have been there with our own pets in the past, so we ensure you feel supported and most importantly your pets feel loved and cared for with the dignity they deserve throughout the process, while you and your family navigate through these difficult times.
We know that pets often feel calmer while being at home, surrounded by the families they love in their own bed or favourite spots in the yard which are their most familiar environment. We consider what we offer as a final gift of kindness and compassion for those pets that gave us so much love and loyal companionship throughout their life. Our peaceful home euthanasia service is aimed at providing a humble loving touch to help celebrate your pet’s incredible journey of life and help them walk across the rainbow bridge while you hold their little paw in passing.
A vet will arrive on the day and give your pet a small needle of sedation, usually on the back of the neck just like an annual vaccination, it is minimally painful and most pets cope really well with this small injection especially when accompanied by a gentle cuddle, or a small treat while the injection is being given.
We then wait for 5-10 minutes while keeping your pet calm and reassured. We gently guide them to where you want them to lay down, usually on their bed or on your lap, wherever you and your pet feel comfortable.
Once the sedation is fully in effect, we place an IV catheter in the front leg, ensure the catheter is in place by flushing once with saline. When everyone is ready, a vet will administer an overdose of general anaesthetic agent through this catheter. Your pet will sleep deeper and eventually the heart will stop, usually within about 10-20 seconds or so. The whole process is stress-free and pain-free, from your pet’s point of view they just feel sleepy and fall asleep in their own bed at home surrounded by their loved ones. We ensure your pet is treated in a calm, loving and dignified manner throughout the procedure.
Cremation & Aftercare Services
We generally offer three options for your pet’s aftercare.
1. We can make an arrangement on your behalf with a private pet cremation company to come to your home shortly after the vet visit, Your pet will be individually cremated and you will receive the ashes and small memorials back at a later date.
2. Our vet can take your pet’s remains once the procedure is complete.
3. Home burial.
If you are not sure of the aftercare options yet, we can go through the details during the appointment booking to help you decide what is best for your pet.