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In-home Euthanasia - FAQs

What animals do you treat?

We offer our in-home euthanasia service to dogs, cats and most small pocket pets.

What should I do if my pet needs emergency care?

For all emergencies, we recommend you contact your local emergency vet clinic in your area. For emergencies on the Central Coast please contact Small Animal Specialist Hospital located in Tuggerah on (02) 4044 1781 and for Newcastle and Port Stephens please contact the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre located in Broadmeadow on (02) 4957 7106.

What are the benefits of in-home euthanasia rather than in a clinic?

Being able to say goodbye in the comfort of your own home can be a huge benefit. These benefits include:

- Having the ability to grieve in the privacy of your own home

- Having their final moments in their own home

- Being in their own safe environment

- Having your family and other pets around

- Having no limit to how many people can attend

- No distractions from other pets and noises in clinic

What options do we have for after-care?

After your pet has passed, we allow you to have some time with them. If you would like them to be buried at home, we can assist you with this process.

If you would prefer for them to be picked up by a local crematorium, we will leave them in your care until

they arrive. Once you have confirmed a time with us, you will need to contact a crematorium of your choice and let them know what time we will arrive. They usually arrive 45minutes – 1hour after our arrival.

Recommended Crematoriums are below:

1. Furry Friend Farewells – (02) 4989 7800

https://furryfriendfarewells.com.au/

2. Newcastle Pet Crematorium – (02) 4982 6395

Newcastleandhunterpetcrematorium

3. Pets at Peace – 1800 636 798

http://www.petsatpeace.com.au/index.php

How long does the euthanasia process take?

We always keep 45minutes - 1 hour available for you.

Sedation prior to the procedure is available at no additional cost and is highly recommended to help make your pet’s end of life journey as gentle and stress-free as possible. The sedation can take 5-10 minutes to take affect. Once we are ready, the remaining procedure is very quick and peaceful for your pet. We will walk you through the entire process, and only go ahead once you are ready.

Should my children or my other pets be present?

This decision is entirely up to you. We have conducted many euthanasia's with children present and without children. We would recommend you consider their age and if they would understand what is happening, and we would recommend you ask them if they would like to be present. Whichever decision is made, it is the right one for your family.

Pets can benefit from being present during the euthanasia process. Pets usually understand what is happening and it can allow them to start their own grieving process. You will need to also consider their age and energy level as its important you and your families focus is mainly on the pet being euthanised.

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