Saying goodbye to your best friend

This is without a doubt the hardest part of our job as we understand just how much pets are members of the family. We have also seen many of these animals in all their life stages and supported them through various illnesses and are very sad to have to say goodbye. We aim to make this difficult part of life as easy as we possibly can for you. Many people call asking about what’s involved and some get very upset in doing so, so we thought having this information on our website may be useful for some of you.

When you have come to the conclusion that this is what’s needed for your pet (we can help you with this if you are unsure), the first decision you need to make is – where would you prefer it done – at home or at the clinic (in the car is also possible). With enough notice, we are able to do a house call at your preferred time so that all the family can be present and comfortable if that’s what you need.

The next decision you have to make is – do you want to be present for the procedure – this varies between people but the process is generally very peaceful and you do have the option to leave at any time if you feel overwhelmed at all.

The final decision you need to make is – what you want to happen with your pet once they are gone. There 3 basic options – you can bury them at home, you can leave them with us or you have the option of having them cremated, where you can have the ashes returned to you if you wish. If you choose cremation, if you are able, have a think about what you might want to be engraved on the vessel they are returned in (if you want something engraved – some people opt for no engraving) – as sometimes on the day itself this is a very difficult task and it can be helpful for you to be as prepared as possible. On the day we will discuss all of this with you again and in greater detail or if you wish to discuss it on the phone earlier, this can also be easily done. Please call us on (02) 4261 4055 to discuss further if required.

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