Dog Euthanasia

Unfortunately, this is one of the hardest parts of pet ownership. While this is the most unpleasant aspect of pet ownership, our veterinary team will make every effort to make the process as pleasant as is possible.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Euthanasia may be an option after taking into consideration your pet’s diagnosis, treatment options, response to treatment and most importantly, the quality of life (QOL). Euthanasia can be a very humane choice when your pet is not responding well to treatment and its quality of life is in decline. That is to say, it no longer enjoys the daily things that once give it pleasure – food, spending time with you for cuddles or lap time, lying in the sunshine. When you have made this difficult decision to perform humane euthanasia, your pet will have an IV catheter placed in its leg, where the injection will be given. Sometimes, your pet may be sedated to help with anxiety. It will be given an IV injection of a strong drug that is simply an overdose of anesthetic that sends them off “to sleep” very quickly and painlessly.

Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?

No, unfortunately, we are not licensed to perform house calls.

What drug is used?

Your pet will be given an IV injection of a strong drug that is simply an overdose of anesthetic. It will send them off “to sleep” very quickly and painlessly.

What’s the cost of euthanasia?

The overall cost for the euthanasia procedure and after care will vary based on your family’s requests and requirements. For more information, as well as costs, contact the clinic and one of our team members would be glad to help you.

Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?

While the clinic itself does not have any bereavement counselling, we can provide different resources available when and if needed.