No one wants to think about the time they’ll have to say goodbye to their cat. For some, that may come after a long and happy life; for others, it may be sooner than expected. Making the decision to let them go is always hard. Especially since cats, at the best of times, dislike the vets. Here are some helpful tips to make that final visit as peaceful as possible.
How much does it cost to euthanise a cat?
The price range for cat euthanasia cost in the UK ranges from around £100 for a visit to a clinic, which may well be for a time limited appointment and the environment may not give you the compassion and closeness you would like. Up to around £300 for a gentle un-rushed procedure in your own home, surrounded by yourself, the rest of their family and the security and familiarity of the place they love.
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[This article was originally published in 2018]
Losing a pet can be a heartbreaking experience. Only pet owners will truly understand how they become an integral and irreplaceable part of the family throughout their lifetimes, with personalities that are unique, loveable and utterly unforgettable.
While people may feel unconditional love for their beloved companions, it seems that many find it too difficult to say goodbye at the very end.
However, that can be a very unfortunate decision, according to vets on social media.
Vets have been sharing the sad reality of what occurs when they have to put an animal down, revealing that many owners choose not to be in the room when their pet passes away.
Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital in South Africa shared a passionate post written by a vet on its Facebook page explaining why, in the vets opinion, people should never leave pets who are being put down on their own.
“When you are a pet owner it is inevitable, the majority of the time, that your pet will die before you do,” the post – which has now gone viral – reads.
“So if and when you have to take your pet to the vet’s office for a humane pain-free ending I want you all to know something. You have been the centre of their world for THEIR ENTIRE LIVES!!!!
“It is devastating for us as humans to lose them. But please I beg you DO NOT LEAVE THEM.”
Earlier this year, a woman called Jessi Dietrich from Tennessee tweeted about an interaction that she’d had with her vet when asking him about what he found most difficult about his job.
“Asked my vet what the hardest part was about his job and he said when he has to put an animal down,” she wrote.
“90 per cent of owners don’t actually want to be in the room when he injects them so the animal’s last moments are usually them frantically looking around for their owners and tbh that broke me.”
Dietrich’s tweet has resonated with thousands of people around the world, receiving more than 40,000 retweets and 140,000 likes.
Staying in the room with a pet as it passes away is far easier said than done for some.
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