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Euthanasia and cremation

Caddy VetsEuthanasia and cremation

At this most difficult time, our supportive team are here to help


At Caddy Veterinary Practice we completely understand how you must feel at this sensitive time. Saying goodbye to your special pet is incredibly difficult, especially after years of loyal companionship.

We all want our pets to pass peacefully in their sleep, unfortunately this rarely happens. Sadly, making the difficult decision to put your pet to sleep is something that many pet owners eventually have to face. 

Our caring team promise to do everything we possibly can to make this difficult time easier for you.  

The procedure

Your pet can be euthanased at our surgery, where we have everything they will need to be comfortable and relaxed, or if you would prefer, a vet of your choice can come to your home. 

We want to make the whole experience as peaceful as possible for you and your pet. If your pet is anxious we will sedate them to help them to stay relaxed.

Euthanasia is usually carried out by injecting an overdose of anaesthetic. A small patch of fur will be shaved off a front leg and then all your pet will feel will be the prick of the needle. Unconsciousness is almost immediate and after a minute the heart stops beating.

It is completely up to if you stay or leave whilst your pet is put to sleep. Sometimes it can be helpful for you to stay with your pet, as it could help you to come to terms with the loss. However, if you want to leave the room and take a walk in the nearby countryside, you are more than welcome. 


If you wish to you are very welcome to take your pet home with you to be buried. However, we provide our own private crematorium facilities. If you would like the ashes returned to you, please just ask a member of our team. We can provide scatter boxes if you wish to scatter the ashes or caskets if you wish to keep the ashes. 

All of our staff are incredibly respectful and continue to provide your pet with the highest standard of care until they are returned back to you. 

Memorial Garden 

To help you remember your fondest pet we are creating a memorial garden beside the practice in the near future. This peaceful and beautiful garden can be used to scatter ashes and to remember your pet forever, by installing memorial plaques.

As you know, our friendly team love to help pet owners care for their pets, and it would be great to help you too. We would like to send you a monthly email, keeping you up to date with Caddy Veterinary practice and giving you some really handy bits of information too.

For further information about euthanasia or our cremation services, call a member of our caring team on 028 9447 3112.

Alternatively you can contact us by email at caddyvet@yahoo.co.uk.