Putting your dog to sleep at home
When the time comes for putting your dog to sleep, many dog owners want the comfort of knowing that their loyal friend and family member was comfortable and relaxed during their final moments. They want to know that this important part of a good life was also dignified and pain free. They are now at peace.
Dr Paul Stevens (Vet: BVSc: Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) specialises in providing a gentle and caring euthanasia. His technique means when the time has come to put your dog to sleep, he can do so at your own home. Your dog is in the place they know best, surrounded by the people they love.
Not only does this allow your dog to be comfortable but it also gives you the time and privacy for you and your family to say your final goodbyes.
The process of putting your dog to sleep
Paul specialises in pet euthanasia because illness and death, while often an uncomfortable subject, are inevitable. Making sure the end as perfect as possible is important, not only for the pets but also for their loving owners.
Paul uses the gold standard 3-Stage Technique which is globally acknowledged as the best method for achieving a calm and anxiety free End of Life experience for your dog.
A tiny injection is made under the skin which contains a mix of pain-relief and sedatives. Paul will assess your dog’s needs and create the perfect mix and dose.
During the 5-10 minutes it takes for your dog to drift off to sleep you can continue to say your final goodbyes.
Another small intervention which your dog will not be aware of. This induces a deep anaesthesia. This is so that there is zero knowledge of the last injection.
When you are ready, the final intervention is made. Your dog is totally asleep prior to this and has no knowledge or feeling of anything. A caring and dignified final day.
The normal vet procedure at the vet Practice.
Many vets in their Practices use a simple method which involves placing a catheter into the leg of a conscious dog. Then the final medicine is given to the fully aware pet. Many enlightened vets are now sure that both these elements can cause distress. Not to mention the trip to the Practice which many dogs find very stressful.
This is why Paul does it differently…
Call Paul: 01773 404 063