What to expect

Everyone is different.
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Why choose Dignipets for your pet’s euthanasia at home?

We offer only gentle home euthanasia and hospice consultations. All our vets have time, we never rush you, and you can ask as many questions as you want. If you are worried, please talk to us. We will visit your home 7 days a week if your pet needs euthanasia*.

We always give sedative and pain relief to your pet first, which will allow you time to hold them while they gently fall asleep. A second injection is given and they slip away peacefully.

All our vets are experienced in end-of-life care and are members of the IAAHPC. We offer one to one support for you to make choices regarding when it is time to say goodbye ensuring your pet’s last moments are at home with you in a calm environment. Afterwards we can help with your pet’s aftercare and provide ongoing support to you and your loved ones. Whenever possible we work closely with your family vet.

We understand it’s difficult to trust someone with the last moments of your pet’s life. To help feel reassured you may want to read reviews from other pet owners who have been through this already with their pets.

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What does a visit for a pet euthanasia at home involve?

People are different and have different needs and wishes so please be as upfront as you want to be about yours. These times are difficult enough and we are here to help and facilitate so don't be shy. Below is a guide to what happens when we visit:

  • On the phone you will be asked to register with us, we will answer your questions and inform you of prices.
  • You will receive an email with useful information about the visit
  • The vet will let you know when they are on the way to you
  • They will arrive in a car or a van (some with a discrete logo) and will wear normal clothing
  • The vet will go through the procedure with you, and answer any questions you have
  • When you are ready the vet will start with sedating your pet, to make them sleepy and comfortable. This will provide relief to a pet that may be having some pain, and also ensure your pet will be allowed to pass as peaceful as possible
  • The euthanasia injection can be given in different areas of the body; there might in some cases be a need to remove fur to gain access to a vein
  • Your pet might have a tremble or a last breath at the time of passing, but this is normal
  • The vet will listen to your pet’s heart to confirm the passing of your pet
  • When your pet’s passing has been confirmed we will continue with the aftercare you requested.
  • Please keep in mind that this is a guideline, visits always differ slightly from each other, depending on your pet’s needs, your wishes, and urgency of the visit

*area cover may vary and some areas are only covered for selected weekdays or in advance bookings; Dignipets only covers Birmingham, Black country and part of the Midlands; if you are unsure whether we cover your area please get in touch.


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