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When it is time to say goodbye

We understand that your pet is part of your family, and this will probably be one of the hardest decisions you have to make.

When you feel the time is right, your vet or veterinary nurse can talk to you about your options and settle any worries you may have about the procedure itself.

Our Quiet Room is available, avoiding the need to wait in the waiting room and allowing you to spend as much time as you wish with your pet.

We regularly use the services of Dignity Pet Crematorium and CPC for private, individual cremations. Please ask a member of staff for details.

A fond farewell

Parting with our beloved companions can be one of the most difficult chapters in our lives. We may wish them to die peacefully in their sleep but sadly, all too often, the responsibility falls to us, as owners, to request euthanasia in order to relieve discomfort and suffering.

You need to ask yourself what quality of life your pet has. Perhaps they struggle with everyday activities such as walking into the garden or to their food bowl. If the quality of life is not acceptable and we as veterinary surgeons are unable to help with treatment or medication, then it may be time for you to make your decision. Your vet is always available to offer advice on your pet’s health and well being and will help and support you in any decision that you make.

When you feel the time is right, it can help tremendously to have given some thought to your options regarding the euthanasia itself and what should happen to your pet’s remains. We have qualified nurses who can talk to you about these options and settle any worries you may have about the procedure itself.

Please phone the practice and one of our veterinary nurses will be happy to discuss your options and help you to decide what is best for you and your pet. Alternatively, you are welcome to book an appointment and come in for a chat with one of our nurses.

With planning and support we hope to be able to ease the sadness of your final farewell and help you to be sure that you do the right thing for your pet at the right time.

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