The euthanasia procedure

We will only move forward with your permission when ready. At this stage your pet will be sleeping deeply and comfortably under anaesthetic.

For dogs, we will place an intravenous catheter and long line, moving away to allow you space for closeness with your friend. We can administer a dose of barbiturate through this line. This will deepen your friend’s plane of anaesthesia and allow them to pass. If your pet’s health is such that it is not possible to place a catheter we can instead move, under anaesthesia, to administer the barbiturate without the need for intravenous access.

For cats, we can give the barbiturate either in to a vein or in to their belly, easing them deeper in to anaesthesia, and they will pass.