Other pet euthanasia
at home

Our pets are our family

We are sorry you have found yourself in the position where you are considering euthanasia for your pet.

Together with you, our hospice vets will make sure these last moments are the best they can be by taking into consideration all aspects of your pets’ habitat and their condition. As an example for instance, we have an oral sedation protocol for rats in place to cater to their specific needs and make things as stress free as possible.

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

Every bond is different so please be as upfront as you want to be about your wishes. These times can be difficult, and we are here to help and support. Below is a guide to what happens when we visit:

If you are at a stage where you need support with the process of decision making, please reach out to us. As one of our colleagues can discuss quality of life during an online visit with you. An online consult or phone consult can put your mind at ease that we have the knowledge and compassion to make it the visit as peaceful as possible.

At Dignipets we are there for you if your chicken, sheep, pig or any other pet needs a peaceful passing at home. We are not allowed to see horses or any animal that is being held for commercial or productive reasons.

All our vets have knowledge and are trained in identifying the right pre-sedation protocol for your pet to make the passing as stress free as possible.

Please talk to us you don’t have to go through this difficult time on your own. We are here for you and available to answer any questions you might have. We also have a lot of information on our FAQ page.


At the end of the euthanasia visit, your hospice vet can either transport your pet away for cremation or assist you in arranging a collection by crematorium staff directly. Our vets can help you decide on the best aftercare options for your situation. We would encourage and help you to consider your preferences regarding cremation or burial in advance if possible. The decision-making can feel overwhelming when you are already grieving. Please read more information about aftercare here.

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