End of life issues

Loss of a companion
Loss of a companion

The death of a four-legged member of the family is a traumatic and emotional time.


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Euthanasia
Euthanasia

Euthanasia literally means 'a good death' and is the term used to describe the act of putting an...


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The euthanasia process
The euthanasia process

The most common method involves the completely painless process of injecting an overdose of anaesthetic through a vein in the dog's front leg.

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Expert Q&A

Our expert vet team regularly takes questions from PawClub members and posts answered to the more common ones online. Some questions you may be interested in are:

Deciding when to euthanase a loved pet is a difficult decision. It is made even harder when they are like an 18 y.o. teenager in the family! You need to ask yourself is your dog having more good days than bad days. If it seems there are more bad days then it may be kinder to make the difficult decision. Other things to consider are: - Are they eating ok? - Are they able to get around ok? - Are they able to move away from their faeces and urine? - And are they still enjoying your company? Usually if it is no to any of the 1st three then they are probably not enjoying your company so much either. While euthanasia is a heart breaking decision, it is often one of the loveliest last gifts we can give to relieve suffering.