Although it is a difficult decision to make, euthanasia can be a gentle and humane end to a wonderful life. We would like to make this experience as peaceful as possible for you and your pet. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you during this transition.
When should I consider pet euthanasia?
The decision to euthanize a pet is difficult and emotional. It is best to book an appointment with your veterinarian to assess your pet’s quality of life.
What is the process for cat euthanasia?
Upon arriving at the clinic, we will sedate your pet to allow them to feel more relaxed. We will proceed with the euthanasia process once your pet is comfortable and at ease. The veterinarian will then shave a spot on your pet’s leg to locate a vein. They will then inject a barbiturate into your pet’s bloodstream. Soon after the injection, your pet will peacefully go to sleep as the heart stops beating.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
Of course. When booking your appointment, our receptionist will work out a time for the procedure which is usually before lunch or at the end of the day. This ensures you will have enough time to say a proper goodbye to your beloved pet without being rushed. You can take as much time as you need.
What is the cost of euthanasia?
There are many options for the euthanasia process. Please contact us with your questions or choices and we can advise you on the potential costs.
Do you offer pet bereavement support services?
The Pacific Animal Therapy Society offers a Pet Loss Hotline available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Please follow the link for more information: http://patspets.ca/wordpress/pet-loss-and-bereavement