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Dog Euthanasia

Dog Euthanasia

Euthanasia is defined as the act of humanely ending the life of a living being to end extreme suffering (often as the result of a serious and irreversible medical condition). In animals, euthanasia is often called “putting to sleep” or “putting down.”

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


It can be hard to determine if or when the time is right to end your dog’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.

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


We do have sister clinics that can provide in-home service if you prefer to say goodbye to your pet at home.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?


A veterinarian or technician would administer the drug with a catheter.

What is the cost of pet euthanasia?


This cost may vary. We offer options for the respectful care of your pets remains including cremation and ashes in an urn.

Does your hospital provide bereavement counselling?


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.

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Last updated: November 24, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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