Dunedin euthanasia vet

What is euthanasia?

Euthanasia is the intentional ending of a pet’s life, typically to relieve unbearable suffering.

People may choose to euthanize their pet if the animal is suffering from an incurable disease or other medical condition that causes them pain and discomfort. Euthanasia can also be chosen if the pet has become severely ill, injured, or is no longer able to perform its normal activities such as walking or eating. It can be viewed as a humane way of ending their suffering and providing them with peace.

How is pet euthanasia performed?

Euthanasia is typically performed in our hospital, by or under the guidance of a veterinarian. The procedure is done using lethal injection, either intravenously or intramuscularly. It is quick and painless for the pet and can be done peacefully in the presence of its owners. After euthanasia, the pet’s body is usually taken for cremation or burial.

Can I get my pet’s ashes?

Yes, after pet euthanasia, the pet owner can get the ashes of their beloved pet. The cremation process is typically handled by the clinic or a pet crematorium and the ashes are returned to the owner in an urn or some other container.