Euthanasia refers to the medical act of intentionally causing the death of a patient suffering from an incurable disease (when palliative care reveals itself ineffective and can’t provide the patient with the comfort of a decent life) and who wishes to die.
This word comes from the ancient Greek “eu” (good) and “thanatos” (death).
Making such a decision is always difficult, but sometimes necessary.
At Skogsvet, we only plan to euthanize an animal when the diagnosis of an incurable disease has been made and when it’s no longer possible to ensure a sufficient comfort of life with powerful pain-killers. We reserve the right to refuse euthanasia if the decision is not based on real animal welfare reasons.
It is also important for us to wait for the right time: the animal must be ready to die and its owner must be ready to let it go.
Respecting this timing is very important for us because it makes things easier for everyone. By making the decision too early we “steal” time from the animal; by making the decision too late we impose unbearable suffering.
All situations are different and must be dealt with individually. We are here to help you in your decision-making and to support you as humanely as possible in this difficult time.
We also offer an incineration service, with or without the return of the ashes.