What to expect during Gentle At-Home Euthanasia
1. Unrushed Discussion
The gentle euthanasia process will be clearly explained and your questions will be answered. When your Vet arrives, attending to your pet’s welfare takes immediate priority.
2. Pre-Sedation - Drifting into Calm Sleep
Our Caring Home Visit Vet will come to your home at a time convenient to you. When you are ready, your Vet will administer a gentle sedative in such a way that your pet will barely notice. This is not a painful or distressing process, your pet simply drifts into a peaceful sleep.
3. Pass Away Gently and Peacefully
The next stage of the tried and tested process involves giving your pet an anaesthetic agent that causes their heart to slow and then gently stop. They pass away peacefully. This process is very gentle, humane and generally a calmer and more tranquil one than can be delivered at a clinic.
It is entirely your decision what happens next. If you know that you want a cremation you can arrange this with our Care Coordinators. However you can also discuss this with your Vet whilst they are at your home and they can help you make all the arrangements.
Jennifer Harrison on gentle at-home pet euthanasia and how to know if it is the right time
You know your pet best, you are the best judge of what their life is like at any given time
The process itself is completely painless. Your pet will feel only a small pinprick of the first needle, which is an anaesthetic which puts them peacefully to sleep. You can hold their paw for the entire time if you like, knowing that they're able to stay where they've been happiest rather than make the stressful trip to your local surgery. Putting a dog down or putting a cat to sleep is a heartrending consideration at any time - even when you know that their daily lives are incredibly painful and difficult. That's why your caring home visit vet will always be highly experienced in pet end of life care, perfectly placed to advise you. If you have any concerns about the process of pet euthanasia itself or the cost of putting a dog to sleep, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Cat and dog euthanasia costs are related to the size of your pet, so if you need to know more we'll be glad to set your mind at ease.
Pet Pain Relief in Greater London Specially Tailored to Your Pet's Needs
Animals don't always show signs of pain in the ways which humans do. This means arranging the right pet pain relief is all the easier when you can speak to a trusted and friendly home visit vet with extensive experience in pet palliative care... By coming to visit them in their own home, we make sure that your beloved pet doesn't need to go through the additional discomfort of the trip down to your local animal clinic. Your Vet will be able to assess their environment and explain any signs of pain which they might show so that you can watch out for them in future. We can prescribe a wide range of pain relief for dogs, including those suitable for all breeds and sizes. We also have access to an array of special pain relief for cats, as well as other animals. Rest assured that we take all factors into account, and will prescribe non-medication based solutions such as changes in diet and exercise regimens without necessarily relying on pharmaceuticals. If you need to know more about the costs involved in pet pain relief, we'll always be happy to discuss them with you. Plus, any information you might need in order to ease your pet's day-to-day life will be included in your appointment. From what they should be eating and how much, to how often they should be walked. In all cases, your in-home Vet will be able to answer any questions you have.
Pet Cremation in Greater London That's Peaceful and Easy to Arrange
The grief which comes with the loss of a beloved pet can make thinking about what happens next almost impossible to manage. Once you've said your final goodbyes and they're gone though, we offer respectful and caring pet cremation at our peaceful pet chapel of rest. You'll be able to instantly and easily arrange accredited animal cremation. Our chapel has lovely grounds in which you can spread your pet's ashes should you not have already picked out a spot. We provide facilities for both dog cremation and cat cremation, so your animal companion will always be in good company on their final journey. You can talk to us about any aspect of the process, including pet cremation costs and other practicalities. As animal lovers ourselves, we understand the heartbreak which accompanies saying goodbye and are very familiar with the grieving process. If you need to talk to us about something besides pet cremation, we're here to lend a sympathetic and willing ear.
A Wide Range of Pet Memorials in Greater London
After the loss of a pet member of your family, it can be difficult to decide on how to memorialise them. Certainly, during the immediate aftermath of your loss, pet memorials might be the last thing on your mind. But when the time finally does come to think about how you want to remember them, we're here to help. Please talk to us about the pet memorials that you're envisioning - or ask us about those that we offer if you can't decide. From small stones with simple paw prints to miniature headstones and other markers, we've brought together a selection of items which we've previously wanted ourselves when going through the tough times after a much-loved canine or feline friend has passed on. You're sure to have already picked out their favourite spot or a relaxing space for them to rest in. When it's a case of finding something beautiful to mark that space, please do get in touch.
When I had made the decision to have your service at home, it made things much easier.
Thank you to Andreas who showed great compassion and dignity when dealing with us and my beautiful cat.
I'm really really grateful for your service
We knew that if he quickly made a turn for the worse and we had to take him to his ordinary vet (which makes him anxious even on a good day), we would not be able to go in with him (due to Covid-19) and he would be all alone during his final moments. This is when we found and got in touch with Cloud 9 Vets. Making the call was itself daunting, however Amber at Cloud 9 put us at ease. She was comforting and empathetic, and was able to answer all our questions, big and small. She booked a local vet, Punit, to come around the following day at a time which suited us best. We also booked an individual cremation.
The morning of was difficult as we knew it was out final few hours with our baby, and we were anxious about the whole procedure, despite how much Amber has alleviated our worries. We pampered him, offered him all his favourite treats (he unfortunately wasnt interested in eating by this point) and got him tucked up all comfy with his favourite blankies. We all sat around him and said our goodbyes.
Punit turned up exactly on time, introduced himself and explained what he would be doing step by step. Once we were ready he very calmly administered the sedative. Being a large dog, it took a while to kick in. We all sat around and shared happy stories about his long life with us until he was peacefully asleep. Punit did not rush us in any way, gave us space and encouraged us to take as much time as we need with him before he administered the second injection. We all said our final goodbyes, gave him lots of kisses and prayed as a family for him to rest in peace. He passed so peacefully, just like he had drifted into a deep sleep. No twinges, no sounds, nothing scary. We cried and let out our feelings only after he had passed, ensuring his final memories were of normality; his family sitting around him giving him love.
The crematorium came around 20 minutes later to collect his body. We were able to follow our religious tradition which requires certain items to be cremated with the body. The undertaker was very understanding of our wishes and ensured things were done just as we asked. His ashes were returned to us 4 days later as promised.
Although this has been a heartbreaking time for us, we felt a surprising sense or relief and comfort in knowing that we gave our darling dog the most compassionate and peaceful send off, in the comfort of his own home. Overall the entire experience with Cloud 9 Vets was faultless and made such a difficult time of our lives more bearable. In hindsight, we feel like we made the right decision for our dog, at the right time.
We would highly recommend the service to anyone facing the unthinkable decision to put their beloved pet to sleep. It is the most heart-wrenching kindness we can offer, for their lifetime of love and loyalty.
We would like to offer our upmost gratitude to Punit for being incredibly compassionate in performing the service. We are so thankful you were sent to us at our time of need.
Thank you once again Elaine Mcdonald
The service we received from the cloud 9 vet who attended our home was amazing at what was an extremely emotional and distressing time. The care and compassion towards our dog, it was as if it was his own, exactly what was needed and this compassion extended to our family which my mum was extremely grateful for. Especially during the strange times of COVID-19.
It was more appreciated as our regular vets had refused to come out for home visit, even after we had explained that the dog hated cars, he couldn’t at that time stand up and was crying all this was explained but still they wouldn’t attend after advertising 24/7 care with home visits.
My mum as deeply upset at the thought we would have to man handle our dog into a car and cause him further uncomfort/ and or distress.
It was a great relief to all when cloud 9 said you were able to attend the house without issue and we were most grateful and the vet had to travel some distance to get to us.
It was just what my mum needed and wanted everyone was able to say goodbye and she got to be with her fur- best friend til the end.
Once again a huge thank you to vet, Nacho
We made the difficult decision to call Cloud 9 Vets, and spoke to a lovely lady on the phone. Before the end of the day, she called us back, and she had managed to book a vet for the following day.
As you can imagine, being a parent to a fur baby, the anticipation throughout the day was a horrendous feeling for us and we were crying for most of the day. But we had a peaceful final day, at home, with our beautiful girl, sat giving cuddles, kisses and even sat out in the garden with her.
In the evening, a really lovely vet called Sam visited, and he was really calm and caring. He talked us through everything, step by step. Everything was done at our own speed and he gave us as much time as we needed to say our final goodbye without any rush. I held her in my arms throughout everything and she passed peacefully in my arms. Sam sat with us for a short while after, to make sure we were ok and spoke us through what may happen afterwards.
Thank you for allowing us to say goodbye to our baby girl in the comfort of our own home, without any stress.
Her tail did not stop wagging for a fuss right to the very end, (or for pepperami!) which was as perfect an end as I could have hoped for, at home, relaxed and happy to have me by her side as always. ❤️
A massive thank you goes out to Sophie of Cloud9Vets, for still offering a compassionate and peaceful euthanasia at home in these difficult times, this was early June and my heart was breaking considering the only options available our local vets.
Sophie’s empathy and strength made the whole experience easier to deal with and kept me strong and staying positive for Copper’s last moments.
I know you are resting in peace now my darling, you are forever a part of my heart.
On Sunday 21st June we had to make the heartbreaking decision to put our beautiful German Shepard Cheavus to sleep. At nearly 14 years old we had suspected DM and the final stages came on quite suddenly. During the pandemic we didn’t think our wish for her (when the time came) to have our beautiful girl put to sleep at home would be possible but we found you. You truly are angels in disguise. In such a difficult time, Your empathy on the phone speaking to you through broken tears, even though you didn’t know us, we felt supported.
The lady who answered our cell provided a caring calm voice (I’m so sorry I can’t remember your name) and the selfless vet (Andrea if we remember correctly) went above and beyond to work an extra long day, to be with Cheavus and my partner and doing what was needed so Cheavus was no longer sad and unable to walk. In the home she knew, laying on the bed she loved…she passed away peacefully and the final memory of her going to sleep, my partner explained, was gentle as described…and we wholeheartedly thank them all.
The decision to euthanise is not one any human makes easily for their furry friend but to know there is a service out there where empathy and compassion is at every step, is truly heartwarming.
It’s not an easy thing they do and must be difficult for them all daily, but knowing they are helping animals and their owners in their time of need, I do hope brings them comfort.
I apologise for the long message but we want you to know that the passing of Cheavus has been made that little bit easier thanks to cloud 9 and their amazing people and vet.
Last week i had to make the hard decision to help my Shih Tzu Milo pass over the rainbow bridge. Due to the current Covid situation our own vets disappointingly were unable to assist with this and there was no way that i was going to hand Milo over to die alone away from those he loved, as they would not allow us in the surgery to be with him either. Thats when i called Cloud 9 for help, they were very understanding and sent James to perform the procedure which was done professionally and with dignity. Milo passed in my arms peacefully and James was so very caring and supportive. Thankyou so very much James for enabling me to give Milo a loving and dignified passing.
Milo was cremated and his ashes are now back home with us where he belongs, RIP my sweet beautiful boy xxx
From the 1st phone to call to the day when the vet came they where so kind and compassionate, they all made such a hard situation just that bit easier with there kind words and thoughtfulness, we felt under no pressure or rush to say goodbye to our beloved boy.
I would have no trouble highly recommending cloud 9 and would definitely use again when the time comes for my other pets
We prepared for Sophie the vet to arrive and when she did she arrived in scrubs with a smile and a small tin of equipment. She talked through everything, was incredibly warm and loving towards Otis and our cat Neko who was there to supervise! This was one of the hardest things that we have had to do but also absolutely what our wonderful dog deserved, to leave this world in peace and made much easier by sharing it with a vet who clearly cares and understands. This service really comes very highly recommended by us. Donna & Steve Stewart. x
cannot fault in any way
will recommend at any chance i get.
i have not seen an easier passing, so much less stress
I called on Saturday afternoon and was so glad that Cloud 9 arranged everything so quickly especially as it is difficult organising things at weekends. They worked hard in the background arranging for the vet to visit at 10am on Sunday to put Erin to sleep and for the crematorium representative to arrive at 11am to take her away to be cremated.
All in all, this meant that Erin had as dignified and comfortable a passing as could be hoped for and we are so grateful to Cloud 9 Vets for arranging everything for us, leaving us free to grieve.
Everyone involved was so kind and sympathetic and I would not hesitate to recommend Cloud 9 Vets to anyone in a similar situation with their beloved pet.
I would like to express our thanks to Andrea for his professionalism and support at this difficult time of social distances and because it was done outside we as a family were able to be present. Keisha left this life of 15yrs giving much love affection and loyalty and left looking as beautiful as always and very peaceful.
Thanks also go to Inma and Amber.
Gone but never forgotten over Rainbow Bridge 🌈💔
Andreas who attended Belle was so caring and explained everything step by step. He gave us as much time as we needed with her in her final moments. He stepped back everytime with the current situation so we could be with her. Cannot thank him and Cloud 9 Vets enough for making this heartbreaking day go a little easier. I would also highly recommend for nervous dogs. My Belle was terrified of her own vets and the thought of having to take her there to be put to sleep and her be stressed in her final moments was too much for me to bear. Thank you so much.
When we got home, I looked up the website and I was so disappointed that we were out with their travel area, but I called them anyway. And I am so glad I did. It was such a relief to hear reassuring words that they were sure the vet would travel the extra miles. Within half an hour the confirmation came that they could help me. The relief that gave me allowed me to spend one last day with my girl without worry.
Even with Lockdown rules, my beautiful girl just slept away and I was so grateful for that and it gave me such peace and that cannot be bought! Charis’s gentle approach and good energy was such a blessing, a true empath to both animals and their humans. My heartfelt thanks to All at Cloud9 for the amazing work you do.
Thank you so much
Maddie passed away at home, peacefully, with her family around her. Shanice the vet was wonderful and caring and said she would stay for as long as she was needed.
I'm just so thankful that this service is available to help pets pass with dignity in their own home.
Thank you for giving Maddie the dignified peaceful passing she deserved. ❤️❤️
Mrs H x
Cannot recommend enough .
We called in cloud 9 vets who provide a home service nationwide, this gave Feezil the dignity he deserved after being our loving friend for eighteen and a half years. The young man that came was amazing, very professional, compassionate, and he explained everything in great detail and how Feezil may react, he didn't rush and stayed for nearly half an hour until Feezil was resting.
was amazing and did everything he could for my leo .
Also comforted our family
its a big loss but paul made his last moments comfy
let us say our goodbyes as a family
also went above and beyond for us
10 out of 10
Thanks again for everything you did that day when no one else would 💚
We didn't want to rush to make the decision as we always said we wanted to do it at home. We had planned for Monday with out normal vets to come round but Toby took a turn for worse on Friday and we nearly did it then but in the evening he helped us make the sad decision to it on Saturday and not make him wait or suffer for us. We struggled to get a vet to come out as it was a weekend and we booked to go into vets which we didn't want as Toby was so scared of the vets.
Thank goodness just before the appt. a Google advert appeared for. Cloud9 Vets.
Jaqui (Jack) was absolutely amazing, she made the whole process peaceful, calm and made us feel the comfort and reassurance we needed at this sad time.
Toby died peacefully in his bed with us by him as we cuddled and kissed him a lot and helped us wrap him in his blanket and bed as we said our goodbyes.
You helped give us a dignified way to say goodbye to Toby that we always wanted and gave us the reassurance and relief that we were doing the right thing for him and that he wasn't in pain anymore and that we could start the closure on what was a painful week and decision for us.
Thank you so much for helping us with Toby, you were the best - we really won't forget it x
Our girl and us were all relaxed, everything was explained and we couldn’t have asked for more.
put Toby at ease and told me of everything he would be doing. Toby was very relaxed and in turn
turn that made me more relaxed. He had a very peaceful and dignified passing in his own
home. I would recommend Cloud 9 Vets to anybody, the service was the best.
Alan is amazing. He put my girl away so very gentle.
I recommend you to everyone that has to do this.
You have all been Hurley amazing in such a hard time.
Can't say thank you all enough
we had our Bailey euthanized at home and can't recommend the vet Allen enough...
he was great all the way through and made it such a personal comforting outcome to something that I've never even had the courage to do before by being there.
at his side..hugging him until he finally drifted off to sleep...thank you Amber and Allen...xxx❤
I would definitely recommend them . The vet Julie was so calming and talk to us every step of the way. Our other dog's had a chance to say goodbye to their friend.
She passed in her favourite place on the sofa. Surrounded by family and lots of love ...
Julie thank you for understanding and your kind words. This ment a lot to Nigel and I.
kind regards Debe.
We have experienced having to take Pets to the Vets to say goodbye before, which we have found so stressful for both our animals & us....but on Amber & Immas merits, we would recommend Cloud9 anytime to anyone. It obviously costs a little more to say “Goodbye” in the comfort of yours & your pets own home, but we think it was worth every single penny.
Sorry for such a long review, but I can’t praise Cloud9 enough. Once again, ”Thank You“ Amber & Imma, Love From Sue & Mac xxxx
Sometimes, a peaceful end is the last gift you can give to your beloved pet. Pet euthanasia is a gentle and caring process which prevents your much-loved animal companion from suffering unnecessarily in their final days. All they'll be aware of is that they're in the loving atmosphere and comfortable environment in which they've lived their lives. Our Vets come to you in person, always being sure to take all steps possible to keep your pet relaxed and calm throughout the process.
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