Veterinary Services

A gentle and peaceful goodbye to your beloved pet, in the privacy of your home, comforted with you by their side..

Thinking about euthanasia is something that no pet owner likes to dwell on, but sadly it is a decision that many dog owners eventually have to face. Taking responsibility for a pain-free, peaceful death with the company of loved ones is the kindest act an owner can do for a much-loved pet.

 
ARRIVING AT THE DECISION TO EUTHANISE YOUR DOG

Talk it over with your veterinary surgeon and your family and friends. Questions to think about include:

  • Can your dog still eat, drink, sleep and move around reasonably comfortably?
  • Does he or she respond to your presence and greet you?
  • Does feeding time attract interest?

Persistent and incurable inability to eat, vomiting, signs of pain, distress or discomfort, or difficulty in breathing are all indications that euthanasia should be considered. You and your family know your dog better than anyone else, so try to make a reasoned judgement on his or her quality of life. If you are hoping for an improvement in your dog’s condition, setting a time limit may be a sensible option. Sadly, few dogs die peacefully in their sleep at home. Most reach a point when their quality of life is unsatisfactory, and a decision for euthanasia has to be made.

Living with a chronically ill dog can be emotionally (and financially) draining. Often there is a substantial time commitment involved in care. Not every owner is able to cope and, if there is no chance of a recovery and you are unable to give your dog the degree of care needed for a comfortable life, it may be better to opt for euthanasia. With some invalid dogs there is the possibility of a sudden and unpredictable deterioration. If you are unable to make arrangements for your dog to receive emergency care, euthanasia may be a better option.

HOME EUTHANASIA
& MOBILE VETS WE RECOMMEND

Dr Ian Barron

Metro Mobile Vet (Euthanasia Service)

0434 882 772

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"This was my first ever experience with a vet. In what was very difficult circumstances, Ian was most caring, detailed and professional. My cat cannot handle car rides, so having Ian come to the house was ideal. I cannot recommend him high enough" - Peter G
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"Highly recommend!!! We had to say goodbye to our beloved dog of 14 yrs. It was a difficult decision to make and Dr Ian was very accommodating of our request when the time came for us to do so. He was very professional and compassionate and caring at the same time. S put up a good fight till the end but Dr Ian made sure he went peacefully and with as least pain as possible. He also handled the aftercare which we were grateful for. Thank you very much Dr Ian --- we are glad that we got you!!!" - Jo F
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"I recently had to put my shiba of 13 years to sleep. Ian was absolutely amazing. Very kind and professional. Explained the process so there were no doubts or confusion. Would highly recommend." - Lacey L
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"Dr Ian came out today to give our border collie Jesse a peaceful passing. What a kind, caring and professional veterinarian. He was very understanding and treated Jesse with the utmost respect. Thank you Ian." - Michelle T
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"We have had to say goodbye to our most loved cat Twiggy. It was the hardest decision i have had to make in almost 60 years. Having the procedure done in the privacy of our home made it a bit easier but the kindness and compassion that Ian showed was beyond anything I expected. He looked after both our needs and Twiggys. Thank you Ian you put us all at ease and made a very sad situation a very comfortable experience. I can't thank you enough for the way you treated our family." - Richard F
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"Thank you Dr Ian. For your kind and compassionate treatment of my old boy Bruce. If anyone ever needs a vet I would definitely recommend giving Dr Ian a call. Both you and your pet will receive excellent treatment. He really does care" - Tom H
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"Thank you so much to Ian for his lovely & kind compassionate service during the process of having our beloved Smeagol Euthanised today at our house. He made the whole process easier & I couldn’t recommended him enough 💕" - Karen H
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"Dr Ian visited us all a week ago to put my beautiful Shiloh to sleep. She was 15 years old and in good health and fitness until cancer in her shoulder ended her days with us. Dr Ian was such a professional, caring, patient and understanding vet. we were all very impressed with how he explained everything in detail and touched Shiloh with care throughout. I would recommend him to anyone that cares about their pet because he certainly does. Thank you Dr Ian" - Julie M
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"Thank you so very much for making a horrible situation much easier to handle. You were amazing and we appreciate everything. Highly recommend Dr Barron." - Amanda D
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"Ian, I can’t thank you more for the way you helped us through the difficult decision to end our beautiful pug Maisie’s life. You are such a lovely person and we appreciated the way you sat with us on our kitchen floor and let us take our time to say goodbye. Your love of animals is so clear, we look forward to making you our regular vet for Ronnie." - Suzie O
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Dr Ann McCoy

Pets at Peace (Home Vet Euthanasia Service)

0434 380 400

How to make a booking:

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"I highly recommend Dr Ann. She was so sensitive and caring in sending our sweet Baxter to his final resting place. She has such a calming and engaging manner. Dr Ann explained each step and what we could expect to happen. We knew he was in the best possible care. Thank you so much. While we are heartbroken he's gone. We know he went in the best possible way and we had the opportunity to love him and say goodbye" - Otis Robinson
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"Dr Ann is amazing, we've unfortunately needed her services twice in the last few months and she made us feel so comfortable in such a horrible situation. She is very professional, caring, has excellent communication and genuinely loves animals. While I hope to not need her services again any time soon, it's comforting to know she is there when the time comes" - Lisa A
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"Dr Ann provided exceptionally gentle and loving care for our beautiful greyhound Blake on his final journey. From the thoughtful card, tea and flowers to the way she expertly involved us, explaining everything throughout, made the most difficult and painful process feel amazingly relaxed, natural, unrushed, peaceful and loving. We were reassured that Blake felt safe, secure and most importantly comfortable as did we. She gave us as much time and privacy with Blake as we needed before, during and after. We would recommend Ann without hesitation. She went well beyond the call of duty for us and we appreciate her care more than we can express. Truly a special soul with a calling. Dr Ann you are amazing. Many thanks from our very grateful family" - Fiona Jane
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"Dr Ann is a caring very thoughtful and extremely professional lady. Every step of the way she explained what she was doing and what would happen next and to not be alarmed. It all started from Dr Ann arriving with a bunch of roses and a card. That is very compassionate and such a thoughtful gesture. Knowing that your beloved fur baby is that sick that you need to do the most humane thing and use these services, Dr Ann is your ... most definitely highly recommended her and I give her 10 stars for sure !!! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you again Dr Ann for helping my our family make sending our beloved ‘Candy’ to the big kennel in the sky a lot less painful than it had to be. Bless you" - Sonia R
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"I highly recommend this service, what an honour to be able to give our girl such a peaceful send off, Anne is a beautiful lady who supports you through the process xxx" - Dawn Whyte
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"We were faced with the sad decision to have our Tyson join his furry friends in doggie heaven. Dr Ann was recommended by our Vet. We just want to say thank you so much to Dr Ann for the kindness, warmth and professionalism shown to our family and, most importantly, to Tyson during his very dignified end of life. We believe that having your beloved pet surrounded by family in their home environment is the greatest gift you can give them during this most difficult time. We would highly recommend Dr Ann to anyone who finds themselves in the same situation." - Sue Motherwell
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"Dr Ann is an angel, sent to help us say goodbye to our beloved Versace. He was a working seeing-eye dog for my mother for over 13 years. He was her eyes and our family. She made the most difficult thing into a beautiful experience for us, ensuring Versace was loved and at peace. I'd recommend Dr Ann to anyone having to make the tough decision to let go a beloved furbaby. Thank you, we can not express our gratitude. Love Versace & family 🐾❤" - Ashleigh Shelley
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"It was time for my 20 yr old cat Archie to join her sister in heaven, the decision was difficult but also easy this time since I didn't want her to suffer. I wanted her to pass peacefully at home with the ones that live her, so my vets recommended Dr Ann and I am so glad they did. When she first walked in the door she gave me a big hug, flowers, a card and tea for me to drink later to help me sleep. Throughout the whole time she was compassionate and full of empathy. Takes a special person to do the job she does. Thankyou for being with us during my precious Archie's last moments and helping her pass away so peacefully. I will recommend Dr Ann to anyone who needs this kind of service. She truelly is a blessing and such a kind hearted soul. ❤️" - Ellice Neaves
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"The perfect choice to help say goodbye to our 15-year-old boy Tiger. So much care, compassion and gentleness; not to mention listening and professionalism to boot. Thanks again Ann, Sam and the rest of the Worleys 🐈✨" - Sam Worley
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"Dr Ann you are a one of a kind 👼 Thankyou 💕 From the moment you replied to my first email and offered to call me even though it was midnight I knew you were the right person to help lay my beautiful little Bella to rest. For the flowers and condolences card when you first arrived and then you carefully and comfortingly explaining the process as you went and the resting of the rainbow bridge 🌈 on my little girl as she left us. I will forever be thankful 💕 Melanie" - Mel Clemo
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SAYING GOODBYE

Once you have made this very difficult decision, you will also need to decide how and where you and your family will say the final goodbye.It is an individual decision whether or not you and your family want to be present during the euthanasia procedure. For some pet owners, the emotion may be too overwhelming, but for many, it is a comfort to be with their pet during the final moments. It may be inappropriate for young children to witness the procedure since they are not yet able to understand death and may also not understand that they need to remain still and quiet.

 
THE PROCESS

Our belief is that your pet should not be anxious, nor in pain, prior to and during euthanasia. A pre-euthanasia injection to induce sedation is thus routinely given. The sedation dose and type and whether pain relief is also required will vary according to your pet’s individual needs. The sedative injection is given under the skin by the neck or by the lower back. They usually don’t mind this injection, but as with any injection there may be a momentary discomfort. Drowsiness happens within 2 to 10 minutes. Sedation occurs more rapidly in very frail patients, and may take longer in robust or very anxious pets. 

Once you have said your good-byes and feel you are ready, we will proceed with preparing to put your pet to sleep. A intravenous catheter will usually be placed in a vein, usually in the front leg. Relaxed dogs and cats are quite undisturbed during this, although they may notice the catheter being inserted. Your pet can be in their favourite resting spot – their bed, on your bed, or the sofa, or in the backyard garden. Sometimes we decide not to disturb your pet from their resting place after sedation. You may hold or hug your pet on your lap or in your arms, or sit next to them gently stroking or just touching them. Once you are ready, an injection (overdose of anesthetic agent) will be given and your pet will slowly and peacefully lose consciousness and they will stop breathing. The heart will then be checked that it too has stopped, after which I will confirm that your beloved pet has passed away. Many people are considerate of the time and may feel they don’t want to hold back the Vet, however, this is not the case and time has been allocated to ensure you have a last moment with your beloved pet. 

AFTERCARE

Evermore Pet Cremation will handle the after-care arrangements with compassion and care. More information about your pets passage with us can be found here.

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