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Pawssum Vets offer prepaid farewells for pets

Pre-pay farewells for furry family members gathering pace

A rising number of Australian pet owners are planning ahead by pre-paying for their beloved fur baby’s farewell costs, so they can reduce their emotional and financial stress when the time comes to say goodbye.

National home vet visit booking service, Pawssum Mobile Vets, has begun offering services on the back of a booming demand.

Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with 6 out of 10 households nationally owning a pet.

Pawssum Vets Operational Manager Kiri Brandli said that pet owners were increasingly seeking out pre-paid end-of-life service plans for their furry family member.

“Saying farewell to a pet, who may have been with your family for a very long time, is incredibly emotional and, with greater financial stress hitting many people on the back of the pandemic, we were getting more and more requests to add a pre-pay option to the home-based euthanasia care we offer,” she said.

“People just don’t want to be in a position where they won’t be able to afford to help their fur baby peacefully cross the rainbow bridge. By planning ahead and pre-paying, they will have peace of mind that they are able to give their pet the farewell they deserve, when the sad time arrives.”

Pawssum’s pre-paid end-of-life service includes compassionate at-home euthanasia by an experienced veterinarian and supportive aftercare services, including the return of a pet’s ashes to the owner’s home.

“The level of grief experienced after the loss of a pet is becoming better understood and many people are now seeking out counselling, as losing a fur baby can be significant and traumatic for some time,” said Ms Brandli.

“Given how traumatic it can be, taking the right steps now to reduce the amount of stress you experience as your pet gets closer to passing away, can be very helpful.

“And being able to say goodbye at home in a peaceful, calm, private and familiar space is now very much the norm.”
Pawssum offers its end-of-life services in all major Australian cities.

Pawssum Mobile Vets are available 7 days a week until late and pet goodbyes can be planned for weekends and evenings to suit all family members who may wish to be with their beloved pet.

Telehealth vet video conferencing with a Pawssum veterinarian who specialises in end-of-life care can also offer guidance to help owners figure out if their pet can still be treated to stay comfortable or if they are too unwell for quality-of-life care to continue.

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MEDIA RELEASE, 26th July 2021

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