Saying Goodbye

In these pages, you can read more about euthanasia, and the steps leading up to euthanasia at the vet practice or at home. This information is designed to help you prepare both in your communications with your veterinary practice in advance of your pet’s euthanasia, and well as inform you as to what you can expect during the euthanasia procedure itself. There is also information on what to do if your pet dies naturally at home. People sometimes need to say goodbye suddenly to their pet, for example, when something life-limiting is found during an exploratory operation and they do not wish their pet to recover from the anesthetic to spare suffering. We try to give some guidance on what happens during such events, and how to cope with some of the emotions that might arise.