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Compassion. Advice. Support. 

Office Hours 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday  (AEST)
Vet Consulting Hours 8:00am – 8:00pm 7 days

Home Euthanasia and End of Life Care 

Payment Plans Available

FAQ’s

What happens at a Home Euthanasia? How do you know when it’s time to say goodbye? 

When making the decision between saying goodbye at home or in a clinic, it helps to know what to expect.

Read on to see our FAQ’s. If you need further assistance, please get in touch, our friendly, caring team are ready to help. 

As pet lovers ourselves, we understand the deep bond you have developed with your best friend. We know that you only want the best for your pet but that sometimes knowing what is best can be incredibly challenging. 

CLICK HERE for advice on one of the most common questions we get. How do I know when it’s time? 

The decision to say goodbye is always difficult but it doesn’t have to be frightening. At Sunset Vets, we approach this appointment with your pet’s individual needs as the guiding force for all that we do.

Learn more about in-home euthanasia HERE

Our pets need us to be their advocates. They rely on us for everything from exercise and nutrition to medical care and of course emotional support. In return for their loyalty and love we encourage you to think unselfishly about the factors that affect and determine the quality of their life at this critical stage. Often, people attribute symptoms of illness and disease to simple ‘ageing’ and because they are sometimes subtle, owners are unaware that these are signs of their pet suffering. We want you to make careful and considered decisions that are always in the best interests of the pet who has generously shared their life with you. We hope this guide may help you navigate the confusion of ageing, terminal/chronic or debilitating illness and better understand your options for effective palliative care.

To access the Sunset Vets Quality of Life Assessment Worksheet CLICK HERE

Here at Sunset Vets, we strongly believe that pets are more comfortable and relaxed in their own home and we know for most families, the opportunity to say goodbye in privacy is one they truly appreciate.

Learn more about Home verse In-Clinic Euthanasia HERE

Euthanasia is a serious decision and is not appropriate for all cases. With medical advances happening all the time, treatment options for many diseases are improving and in fact, many patients can maintain good quality of life with careful veterinary management, in spite of a terminal diagnosis.

Find out more about other options outside of euthanasia HERE

Grief affects us all differently. It runs to its own time line and there is no guidebook from which to follow. 

Sunset Vets are here to support you, read more on how to deal with grief HERE