How we can help
It is natural to feel grief after losing a pet – however it may occur. No one wants to say goodbye to their cat or dog and the processes through which animals are put to sleep can often feel rather cold or uncomfortable. Pet owners need time to remember their loved ones and to begin to adjust to life beyond their physical presence.
Some people are not comfortable with the idea of grieving for the loss of their pet – for them it may be more helpful to think of it as being a process of adjustment.
There are a number of ways in which the grieving process can be assisted.
No owner should be forced to come to terms with the loss of their pet too quickly – grief is a process that takes as long as it takes, and quality aftercare for owners should be just as much a priority as a calm and peaceful handling of their dog or cat’s euthanasia.
At Quietus Vets, we focus upon the needs of both the owner and the pet, ensuring that euthanasia takes place only as a last resort and in an environment and at a pace that both human and animal can feel at ease and stress-free. It is a series of moments that no one ever wants to go through, and we feel that these moments should be handled with the utmost sensitivity and respect for owner and pet alike. We too focus on ensuring that owners are cared for and are given space – a friendly face to talk to once they have said goodbye in their own time. We believe that no one should be forced to grieve alone, and it is a process that we often go into with little idea of when we will come through the other side.