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Dog Euthanasia

The direct translation of euthanasia is “good death”. Euthanasia allows our beloved pets to pass away without pain and with dignity. While this is not something any pet owner wants to think about, it is something most pet owners must face at some point. It is the hardest part about being a pet owner, but our pets look to us to help alleviate any pain or suffering.

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

Deciding “when” is a very difficult decision. Our veterinarians can help with advice and opinion but ultimately the decision is up to the individual pet owner. Each pet owner has to determine whether or not their pet is living a good quality of life. Every pet is an individual and they do not follow any rulebook so the people who know the dog the best (the family) has to decide when is the “right” time.

What drug is used and how is the procedure done?

When the difficult decision has been made, please contact the hospital to schedule an appointment to bring your dog to the hospital. An intravenous catheter is inserted into a vein and two drugs will be given to your dog through the catheter. The first injection is a liquid anesthetic, which allows your dog to peacefully fall asleep without having any anxiety about the situation. Once that drug has taken effect, an overdose of a narcotic drug is administered. The injections work quickly and there is no pain for your dog at any point.

What’s the cost of euthanasia?

The cost is variable depending on what aftercare arrangements you wish to make for your dog. Please contact the hospital to discuss all options that are available from our clinic.

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Last updated: June 16, 2021

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

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are excited to allow clients in again, however please be patient as we must continue to disinfect all surfaces between appointments. As we work to care for our beloved patients, please be kind. Any abuse towards our staff will not be tolerated and will result in denial of service.

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? 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 Cambrian Animal Hospital