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:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Less playfulness/interaction
  • Shaking and trembling
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Sleeping more often

    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.

  • Last updated: July 30, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, below are 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 allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital