Benefits of going through transition at home
Choosing to euthanize your pet may be one of the hardest decisions you ever make. Although controversial in some areas, many people understand that euthanasia is a selfless act of love and compassion that ensures your pet as a humane and dignified transition from this life to the next, where his pain and suffering have ended and he can rest in eternal peace.
While pet euthanasia has been around for a while, euthanasia in the comfort of your own home is a relatively new, but increasingly popular, service. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why more and more owners are choosing for their pet to go through the transition at home.
The presence of family and friends
When you have had a pet a long time, people outside of your immediate family may have formed bonds with them. If you choose to euthanize your pet at home, you can arrange to have as many family and friends as you wish to come and say before, either just before or after your pet has passed.
If you are considering putting your pet to sleep, he is probably too unwell to travel comfortably. By choosing to euthanize at home, you can prevent the need for traveling, which could be painful or distressing for your pet.
Creating the right atmosphere
Many people find that euthanizing their pet in the hospital is a very impersonal experienced. By opting to have the service in your own home, you can help keep your pet calm and comfortable, as he will be surrounded by familiar sights and smells that he associates with safety and love.
If you are a religious family, you can also have the freedom to undertake any ceremonies or prayers that you feel are appropriate before, during and after your pet passes.
Privacy to grieve
The moments after a pet has passed can be truly heartbreaking. You may wish to spend some time with your pet after he has been put to sleep, or you simply may not feel up to traveling. Choosing at-home euthanasia gives you the time, space and freedom to grieve as you choose in the time after your pet has passed.
Choosing for your pet to be put to sleep is incredibly difficult, so it may bring some comfort to you and certainly to your pet if you could guarantee that they can go to eternal sleep surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of the place where you feel safe, warm and loved. To find out more about going through the transition at home, please do not hesitate to get in contact. We would welcome the opportunity to support you and your beloved pet at this difficult time.