Watching your pet be put down can be a very traumatic process, but is generally painless for the animal. We can explain the procedure beforehand as it may help you to deal with the death of your pet.
We prepare a strong anaesthetic which is usually injected into the foreleg. The pet quickly slips into a deep sleep which prevents any nerve transmission, preventing thought, sensation and pain.
The pet will stop breathing after one or two minutes, and the heart will stop beating shortly afterwards. A few things may happen; your pet may give a gasp or two, the muscles may twitch or the bowel or bladder may be evacuated. All of this is reflex and doesn’t mean that your pet is alive or conscious.
We can assure you that there is no more humane or painless way to end the life of an animal.
We will give you some time with your pet if you need it. We will also discuss the disposal of your pet’s body – please consider what you would like to happen and don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk about the options.
We take great care with the remains of your pet and you may be reassured that individuals are never experimented on, sold or passed on to laboratories.