Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Deciding when the time is right for euthanasia is not always an easy decision. There are many factors to consider, though the most important consideration is based on your cat’s quality of life. No one wants to see their cat suffer and we are privileged in veterinary medicine that we can make sure our pets don’t have to suffer at the end of their lives.
When should I consider pet euthanasia?
A veterinarian will be able to discuss your options. You may also want to consider if you’re going to be with your cat or not. You should also consider If you want it performed in your home or at the clinic and what you would like for aftercare of your cat.
What is the process for cat euthanasia?
It can be hard to determine if or when the time is right to end your cat’s pain and suffering, humanely. The euthanasia of a beloved pet is a difficult time for everyone involved. However, it may be less of a strain if you have prepared in advance for the euthanasia process and you know what to expect.
Do you do house calls?
Yes, we can offer a house call service, from one of our sister clinics, for euthanasia at home. Some pets become very distressed at the animal hospital, and this may provide a kind way to say a peaceful and calm goodbye.
Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?
Owners are certainly able to stay with their pets during the euthanasia procedure.
What is the cost of at home or in-hospital euthanasia?
This cost may vary. We offer options for the respectful care of your pets remains including cremation and ashes in an urn
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
We can refer you to several websites to help: The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement, The Rainbow Bridge, and Metro Pet Crematory can also offer support. As well some pet insurance companies offer bereavement counselling.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital