When the heart-breaking time comes to say goodbye, being in the comfort and security of your own home can make the whole experience more bearable for you, your family, and your pet.
Home euthanasia by Ailsa provides you with the comfort that a loving, caring and professional Vet who totally understands the end of life process from yours, your family and your pets perspective ensuring a peaceful, calm and heartfelt goodbye that is not rushed, observed by strangers and feels like it is carried out by a friend.
This service is by appointment only, out of hours visits can be accommodated where available (7pm-10pm).
Ailsa can also provide support with options after death including cremation services which can be arranged for you. Please contact us for further information.
Laser therapy is becoming another popular therapy in veterinary practices. A Class IV laser uses light energy to stimulate a healing response in tissues that are damaged or functioning abnormally. Laser can be used to reduce inflammation and pain, and increase the body’s healing capacity.
Consultations and treatment times are relatively short and very well tolerated by our pets, with initial treatment packages and maintenance appointments available. Home visits may be accommodated at an increased rate.
Acupuncture has become increasingly more popular and useful as an adjunctive therapy to conventional medicine in animals as well as humans. By practising a more Western approach to acupuncture, Ailsa combines traditional needling techniques with a more scientific approach to needle placement, which stimulates the body’s repair systems. Ailsa offers acupuncture through veterinary referrals, or after receiving a full medical history of the animal requiring treatment.
Acupuncture is best used in combination with conventional medical therapy, which is why accurate diagnoses and a strong relationship with referral veterinary practices are paramount. Acupuncture is a very safe treatment modality if practiced appropriately, and is generally well accepted by most of our pets. Consultations are between 30-60 minutes in length, and initial treatment packages are available, with maintenance appointments at varying intervals thereafter. Home visits may be accommodated at an increased rate.
Pain Clinic consultations encompass a multi-modal and completely individualised approach to the management of pain in cats and dogs. Pain Clinics can be used for multiple disorders for example, osteoarthritis, geriatric mobility issues, intervertebral disc disease, neuropathic or nerve pain, pain of unknown origin or when previous treatments are not tolerated or sufficient anymore.
An initial consultation is 90 minutes long and a very in-depth assessment of the pet’s lifestyle, pain levels, current treatments and overall expectations is performed. This assessment will allow the formulation of a comprehensive report, which could include household and environmental advice, medication regime changes, acupuncture, laser therapy, physiotherapy (external provider), hydrotherapy (external provider) and lifestyle changes.
We are able to provide our home based euthanasia and chronic pain clinics as normal but please note, some services may be slightly altered to adhere to social distancing guidelines.