When does pet become old?
Generally at age of 7 the pet considered geriatric . Below is human equivalent for older pets , it varies from cat , small dogs , medium size or large breed dogs
Instead of taking your pet to a clinic we will bring the clinic to your home and do all our
services from the comfort of your house .
What services you provide during the house call ?
We are here to help
As a pet owner, there is no harder decision to make than choosing the time to say goodbye.
No one knows your pet(s) better than you do, so you will know if they still have the same quality of life that they are used to.
All pets are different, so don’t be afraid to ask our team if you need advice. When you are ready to make an appointment, simply contact our clinic and the team will guide you.
Can euthanasia been done at home?
Yes. We are more than happy to visit you and your pet in your home. It is a personal choice and we want to do whatever is easiest for you.
How is euthanasia performed?
After having discussed your wishes we will ask you to sign a consent form. Our vet will give a sedation injection to make sure that your beloved pet is sleeping and relaxing before the final needle then he will clip a patch of fur, usually on your pet’s foreleg to locate their vein. Once your pet is comfortable the vet will then carry out the injection. The injection is similar to an anaesthetic so they will not feel any pain and just feel like they are falling asleep. It is usually a very quick and painless procedure. Many people are surprised at how peaceful euthanasia can be. Occasionally when your pet is unconscious, some involuntary movements such as twitching and deep breaths may occur. This is perfectly normal when your pet’s muscles relax as their body is shutting down.
Do I have to be present while euthanasia is performed?
It is your choice to be present or not. Being there with your pet when he or she is put to sleep can be an emotional time. You may also feel relief in knowing you can comfort your pet during their last moments while you say goodbye. This is not true for everyone and we fully understand if you do not want to be present with your pet when the injection is given. There will be time for you and your family to say your goodbyes afterwards.
What happens afterwards?
If you wish to have your pet cremated, there are two options for cremation. A private cremation is when your pet is cremated on their own and you will receive their ashes back afterwards you also can have a nice memorial paw print . A general cremation is when your pet is cremated with other pets.
Statistics reveal good oral hygiene is fairly rare among our pets. More often than not,
your pet is vulnerable or already has some form of oral disease by age 2.
Dental disease can significantly decrease a pets quality of life as well as their life expectancy.
At Wilson Road Veterinary Clinic , we strive to keep your pets in excellent dental health.
You may not think you need to make regular appointments for your pet’s teeth, or that their dental health is good because you don’t see any visible problems.
There are, however, several dental problems your pet could face. If your pet is not given proper dental care, it is likely he/she may develop any of the following conditions:
Preventing and treating a flea infestation has never been simpler or safer. There are many treatment programs available.
Unfortunately, there are many over the counter products that are neither safe nor effective. Please contact our hospital for recommendations.