For the loving in home farewell they deserve
At VETCARE 2U, we understand that this is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. We are here to give you support and advice during this heartbreaking time. We tailor this experience to your pets needs and with an empathic approach we will be there to guide you through the process. Being able to provide this service at home where you and your pet are most comfortable is something we are passionate about. We strive to provide a highly personalised service that is unique to each families needs.
Euthanasia - In Home Farewell
Vet visit only. Includes all sedation and euthanasia medication
Vet Transfer & Group Cremation or Disposal
$120 - $220
Following your pet's farewell, our Vet will transfer your pet to our premises for collection by one of our partners. The weight of your pet will determine the cost.
Our Cremation Partners typically charge between $300-$400 depending on your specific requirements.
Following your pet's farewell, we can arrange for one of our pet crematorium partners to transport your pet for individual or group cremation. A number of urn options for ashes are available.
Our Preferred Partners
When To Consider Pet Euthanasia
Pet euthanasia is one of those topics that's hard for anybody to contemplate, especially when it’s a pet that you've loved for years. If you find yourself searching "put my cat to sleep", you have arrived at the right place. Our vets will not only support you and your family through the entire process but will treat your pet like it's one of their own. Sometimes we can treat a chronic condition with medication, however there are often other factors that may influence the decision. Ultimately it is your choice as to how we proceed.
First, we need to establish whether your pet is a candidate for palliative care or euthanasia. These are only some examples of why people decide to put their pets to sleep, as it's the most humane way to put your loving companion to rest:
If we cannot treat the ailment and the animal is in pain, is not eating or drinking. If your pet frequently vomits or has diarrhea which causes dehydration and weight loss. Or, if your pet can't stand on their own and falls over when they try to walk due to old age or disease, euthanasia is the best option for the animal.
What You Can Expect Regarding Euthanize My Pet
Our mobile vet services can help you with your pet needs at your home. We understand that putting your pet to sleep is a difficult decision, which is why our vet is happy to answer all your questions to make sure you are comfortable with your choice. One of the many questions we get asked is, "What happens when you put my pet to sleep?", here is what you can expect from us.
Initially, our vet will give you an overview of the procedure and then will discuss each step as it arrives. We do gentle euthanasia at your home to ensure your pet is comfortable. We will administer a sedation drug at the start of the process that causes unconsciousness, followed by an anaesthetic which gently stops the heartbeat. Our veterinarian will attempt to catheterise a vein however this can be very difficult with older, dehydrated animals. If this option is unsuccessful, then an alternative procedure will be used.
After a few moments, your veterinarian will use a stethoscope or other equipment to confirm the death. There may be some muscle twitching for a few minutes after death due to muscles relaxing, which is entirely normal.
After confirmation, we will step out to allow you a few minutes alone with your pet for your final goodbyes. From there, we will fulfil the final arrangements.
Our Pet Euthanasia At Home Service
Another frequent question we hear from our clients regarding putting pets to sleep is "can I be there when you euthanise my cat?" or "do I have to be present when you euthanise my dog?" Again, the answer is as simple as it's your choice. Even though we offer these services at your home, you still don't have to be present during the process if you choose not to be.
One of the significant benefits of our services is that you get to spend the last moments with your pet in the comfort of your own home.
Your last memory with them won't have to be a car trip to the vet. Instead, you can spend the morning giving them a nice brush and a tasty meal. You can make every last experience count.
If you have children, you can make the last memories more memorable. Children often don't understand the meaning of death and may not understand what’s happening. Explaining the process beyond the clinical walls of a veterinary clinic may be a lot easier for them to handle and accept. Further, we encourage all family members to be present. It is also beneficial to have other family pets present as this helps with potential separation anxiety
Further Care Services
“What happens after you euthanise my pet?” Following the farewell of your beloved pet, we offer additional care services, including the disposal or cremation of the body.
We can coordinate the collection of your pet with one of our Cremation Service partners after the euthanasia is finished. There are different cremation options available including individual or group cremation coupled with a range of urns and memorabilia options
If cremation is not your preferred option, our vet will transfer your pet to our premises for collection and disposal.
Why Trust VETCARE2U
We run a mobile veterinary service offering euthanasia, vaccinations and palliative care. Our very own Dr Esther Markey BVSc (Hons) BBus specialises in Euthanasia and Palliative Care and leads our practice by example. Dr Esther has been practicing for 14 years and she is incredibly passionate about all animals and treats all pets as if they are her own. With this inspiration, our staff take pride in providing the best care possible for all animals trusted to our care.