As a guide you should consider:
A home euthanasia allows the pet's last moments to be more comfortable and relaxed. Pet owners find they can grieve freely in the their own home with their loved ones present. Some owners choose to play music or light a candle as a remembrance for their pet's special life journey.
This can be a very personal decision. The family is always allowed to stay with the pet during every step of the process. Each individual has different feelings about this and it can be important to discuss this as a family. The consideration of children being present is also a personal one. The ages and maturity of the children should be considered.
There are several pet cremation and burial services available. These services can collect your pet from your home or be transferred by the veterinary staff. Some pet owners may want to bury their pet at home but please be aware that the local councils have restrictions on this.
Different people experience grief in different ways. It is perfectly normal and acceptable to cry as this is a very sad time for you and your family. Pets are a very special part of any family, and their passing is deeply felt.
Sometimes the grief experienced is overwhelming and if severe this can make normal life unmanageable. Professional counselling is available to support you through this period.
Lifeline 24 hour counselling service:
Some suggestions for personal remembrance of your beloved pet include: