How do I know if my dog or cat’s put to sleep is too soon or too late?

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

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Too Soon or Too Late?   Almost every time I visit someone’s home to help them put their best-friend to sleep we have a discussion about timing. People naturally have a great fear that they are doing this too soon. Not only do many people struggle with the idea of ‘playing God’ when they consider […]


Grief at loosing dog

People without pets just don’t understand…

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

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People without pets just don’t understand…     When you lose a dog or a cat, you give up a tangible part of your life. It may be a small part – perhaps the part of your life when you’d take them for a walk, or open a pouch of food twice a day. It […]


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What’s wrong with Pain Relief in Dogs and Cats?

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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What’s wrong with Pain Relief in Dogs and Cats? Definition – Analgesia = Pain relief / pain-killer / inability to feel pain Definition – Chronic Pain = Persistent pain – lasting beyond the (acute) original injury. Veterinary NSAID Analgesic Drugs As you can imagine, in my role as a Home Euthanasia Vet, I see many […]


Over treatment of animals

Death and Dying. Are doctors and vets doing enough? Or too much?

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

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Death and dying . Are doctors and vets doing enough? Or too much? I have been trying to formulate ideas about over-treatment of animals for a while now. I’ve just read an opinion-article written by “Periscope” in one of the vet papers. The writer (Periscope) managed to clear some things up for me which I’ll […]


Shadow – The Wonder Dog – Emotions and Logic can work together

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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Emotions can be useful in driving you to be Logical and Rational Daniel found his dog Shadow at a rescue centre 11 years ago. Shadow and Daniel have had a great life together – spending much of their time travelling across the country together – by car train and plane. The problem with Shadow At […]


Helping people through euthanasia

Quietus Vet helps you get through the whole thing intact…

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Quietus Vet helps you get through the whole thing intact…   I’m beginning to realise that probably the greatest service I can offer to people is helping guide them through the whole process of having their pet put to sleep. Why I created Quietus Vet I started Quietus Vet originally because I realised people wanted […]


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How to deal with euthanizing your dog

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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How to deal with euthanizing your dog You’ve reached the decision that your loved pet has reached a point in their lives when the fairest thing you can do is elect to have them put to sleep. So what do you do next? The obvious answer is phone up your normal vet, and book your […]


Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)   I realise this subject is a bit off message for a vet who concentrates on improving home pet euthanasia for both animal and owner. But alternative medicine is a subject close to my heart. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (or CAM for short) refers to all those approaches to health […]


Most vets are not doing euthanasia properly

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

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Most vets are not doing euthanasia properly   About 6 years ago, I had my first anaesthetic. I had just passed my 50th birthday, and I thought myself lucky not to have had one before. Personally, I had given hundreds if not thousands of general anaesthetics to animals by then. I was still worried at […]


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How is Quietus Vet so different from my normal vet?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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How is Quietus Vet so different from my normal vet? The Vets are different It is a very sad thing to say, but the veterinary profession is changing very fast. In fact, it has already changed. Only 10-15 years ago, the vast majority of vet surgeries were in private hands. They were owned and run […]