The decision to 'put to sleep' your beloved pet is one of the most difficult and painful decisions to make.
Despite all your love and care, knowing when the right time to say goodbye isn't easy.
As pet owners ourselves who have loved and lost our own animal companions, we understand and empathise with how difficult it is to be faced with the impending loss of a pet and are here to guide you through the process.
We believe this final time should be calm, unhurried, peaceful and pain-free.
A time to say goodbye to your pet in a compassionate and dignified way.
At CT Vets, we understand why so many owners wish to say goodbye to their beloved pet in the comfort of their own home.
The many benefits of home euthanasia include:
A calm, peaceful and familiar environment (no stressful drive or wait in a clinic)
All friends and family can be present to say goodbye
The privacy to grieve at home
The procedure can happen at the pet’s favourite area (this may be the garden, a favourite sofa or laid on the owner's bed with them)
Religious ceremonies or other special requests can be accommodated
The administration of a sedative to allow the pet to drift off gently to sleep before the final injection
What to Expect
When we visit your pet and once you are ready, we will gently give a small injection of calming sedation so that they drift into a peaceful sleep and we encourage you to stay with them during this time. Once they are no longer aware of their surroundings, you may decide whether to stay with them or leave the room as we give the final injection.
We can then help you with the aftercare options. If you have a suitable garden and would like your pet to have a home burial, we can advise you on what to do next. Alternatively, you may prefer a communal cremation with no ashes returned or an individual cremation with your pet’s ashes returned to you. We work with Surrey Pet Cemetery in South Godstone, who is the only independently run Pet Cemetery and Crematorium in Surrey, and will arrange all your needs with them directly on your behalf. You may wish to keep the ashes in a special urn, have a small memorial keepsake, a small fur clipping or have a clay pawprint made so please let us know if you have a different preference.
We believe that saying goodbye to a precious pet should be respectful and unhurried. A peaceful end not driven by time but by pure love and compassion so whatever your wishes, we want you to feel comfortable with your pet’s care, therefore, please do not hesitate to ask if you have any special requests.
We are available to provide euthanasia at your own home at your convenience.
Please, feel free to contact us if you need to further discuss your pet's condition and if you require support in taking this difficult decision.
If you need support for the loss of your beloved pet you can Contact the Pet Bereavement Support Service on 0800 096 6606 (UK only including Northern Ireland). The support line is open from 8.30am - 8.30pm every day. All calls are free and confidential from a landline. If calling from a mobile phone, some phone networks may charge. Alternatively, you can also email the Pet Bereavement Support Service on firstname.lastname@example.org.