We remain open to provide urgent care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.
2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 7 pm, and Friday 8 am - 4 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.