Euthanasia Services for Pets
You have spent years making memories and forming bonds with your cherished pets and so it’s never easy to say goodbye. We understand how incredibly heart-shattering it is to make the decision to end your pet’s life. Whether your pet’s condition is caused by age, sickness or accident you will never truly be ready to say your final goodbye. Our team understands this and is here to offer support and help you make the right decision for your pet. Do not think twice to reach out to us to learn more about how we can be your support system during this time.
What is pet euthanasia?
Sometimes referred to as “putting down” your pet, euthanasia is the medical term for putting your pet to sleep permanently. The procedure is completely pain-free and is only recommended when all treatments to remedy a terminal illness or chronic pain have been unsuccessful.
How is euthanasia performed in pets?
We generally encourage family members to spend quality time with their furry pal days leading up to the procedure. For your pet’s comfort you may bring their favourite toy or blanket with them to the hospital. Our veterinarian will administer the medicine through an IV. The medication stops brain activity and the heart from functioning within minutes. We encourage pet parents to comfort their pets during their last moments.
When should I consider euthanasia for my pet?
Pet euthanasia is a huge decision to make and should only be considered when a pet’s quality of life is decreasing. Being with your pet so often you, begin to pick up on their adorable behaviours and personality. When their quality of life begins to lessen, those habits start to disappear. The signs that their health is declining may be more obvious at this time. Some signs of a low quality of life are:
These are all causes for concern that should be brought to your veterinarian’s attention. If your pet is experiencing pain we are able to prescribe pain medications but the signs of a poor quality of life may still persist. This is why many owners choose euthanasia as it is their final act of mercy and kindness to their loyal companion. By choosing euthanasia for your pet you ensure that the last days of their lives are not spent in agony.