The loss of a pet is a very difficult time. We sometimes know it’s around the corner but sometimes it’s unexpected. It is a hard thing to think about as our pets are so close to us; however you may be faced with making that decision.
When is the right time??
You as a pet owner are the best judge of this as you have been by their side and know them well. Ultimately the quality of life of your pet becomes the deciding factor. In the back of our minds we hope they may pass away in their sleep but this is rarely the case and your pet is relying on you to make the ultimate decision to prevent suffering. Grief is a feeling we all experience when we lose something of significant value. The grieving journey is different for everyone in time and intensity. Whilst grieving, you may feel many different emotions which could be intense or unfamiliar to you. Several emotions you may experience include, shock and denial, guilt, anger, reactive depression and acceptance. All of these emotions are completely normal and will vary from person to person.
We at Broome vets understand that there is NO grief like your own and that every situation is different. We would like all of our clients to feel that they can rely on us to be there for them at any stage of this process as we have resources to help you through this incredibly difficult time. Our vets can give you advice and support on when to make the decision and will be there when that day comes either at your home or in the clinic.
When it comes to deciding what to do with your pet once they have died, you may wish to take them home and bury them somewhere special or we can arrange burial for you. We also offer a cremation service at Broome Vets should you wish to have your pets ashes returned to you for keepsake or for scattering.
If you would like to speak to someone about euthanasia or cremation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our compassionate and understanding staff are always available to answer any questions you have during this difficult time.
For more information on Broome Vets cremation service please click here