Putting cat to sleep at home

Caring cat euthanasia

Having the comfort of knowing that your cat was comfortable in their own home, surrounded by the people they loved can help alleviate the worry and sadness experienced at the end of your cat’s life.  Putting your cat to sleep at home is therefore the only option for many cat owners.

Specialising in caring pet euthanasia, Dr Paul Stevens (Vet BVSc Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) can provide the very best and most comfortable final moments when it comes to putting your cat to sleep. Putting your cat to sleep at home, in their own comfortable and familiar surroundings and with the people they love not only is the best possible option for your cat but it also allows you and your family the time and privacy to say you final goodbyes.

The process of putting your cat to sleep

Quietus 3 Stage Technique for home pet euthanasiaDr Paul sometimes gets asked why as a vet and animal lover he chooses to specialise in euthanasia. While getting animals better is the whole reason vets like Paul because vets in the first place, ill health and death are inevitable. Ensuring pets have the highest quality of life and the most comfortable final moments is highly rewarding to Paul. It’s not only important for the pets Paul cares for, but also their loving owners.

The stages of putting your cat to sleep are globally acknowledged as the gold standard. The 3 stage technique ensures your cat remains completely calm and anxiety free, as well as providing you the time to say you goodbyes.

The first stage

A tiny injection is made under the skin which contains a mix of pain-relief and sedatives. Dr Paul will access your cat’s needs and create the perfect mix and dose.

During the 5-10 minutes it takes for your cat to drift off to sleep you can continue to say your final goodbyes.

The second stage

Another small injection is made which your cat will not feel. This injection induces a deep anaesthesia so there is zero knowledge of the last injection.

The third stage

When you are ready, the final injection is made. Your cat  is totally asleep prior to this injection and has no knowledge or feeling of anything that is done.