Euthanasia Explained

Humane, pain-free, at home pet euthanasia

Most loving pet owners will agree that the life of a pet, no matter how big or small, should be celebrated in the happiest and most memorable way possible. At Passing Paws, we assist our clients to say goodbye to their beloved pets in the most humane and compassionate way.

Is euthanasia the right option for my pet?

Euthanasia is often a taboo topic that many people do not wish to talk about. But, for many pet owners who are caring for suffering or elderly animals, it’s a conversation that needs to be had. Euthanasia is a humane, and pain-free method of allowing your furry friend to go quietly into a more peaceful place. This process allows you to spend their precious last moments with them surrounded by love and companionship.

Choosing euthanasia for an elderly or ill dog, cat, rabbit or other small pet is not an easy decision to make but it is one that puts the comfort and quality of life of your beloved best friend, first.

Don’t let the last few memories of your friend be clouded in pain and sadness. Rather remember your pet for the fun-loving, constant companion they were and allow yourself to focus on commemorating the life they lived with happiness and love.

Home Euthanasia vs. Vet Euthanasia

Until recently the only option available for families wanting to end their pet’s suffering humanely was to visit their local veterinary clinic.

In the case of emergencies and hospitalised patients this service is critical, however if time permits, more families are now choosing to say farewell to their pets in the comfort of their own homes.

The veterinary clinic can be a frightening place for an unwell pet. Barking dogs, loud noises and unfamiliar smells all contribute to a stressful experience for pets and their families. 

Home euthanasia tends to be a more expensive option than at a vet clinic, however this is frequently becoming the preferred option for many families who wish to say goodbye in the peace and comfort of their own homes. A peaceful passing at home allows a pet to drift away gently in a calm and compassionate environment, surrounded by their family and familiar smells. Families are also free to choose who will attend and to arrange a special send-off on their own terms.

Cultures and Traditions

We understand that families in Western Australia come from a variety of different backgrounds, traditions and ethnicities. It is our sincere wish to respect and include these cultures and beliefs in the services we deliver. Whether you are Christian, Aetheist, Australian Aboriginal, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamist or even if you have a family tradition you wish to honour, Passing Paws will endeavour to accommodate your requests as best as we can.

 

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We work with different cultures to provide the ceremonies and traditions that give comfort and closure for you and your family.

Speak to our caring team today about special requirements for your pet.

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