Saying goodbye to your beloved pet is never easy and our team empathizes with you. We provide personalized advice about your pet’s medical condition and discuss the options you can consider. We want you to take all the time you need to make a decision that is best for your pet and loved ones.
Why should I consider euthanasia?
Euthanasia helps your pet peacefully transition, especially if they’ve been sick or in pain for a long time. If your pet is experiencing a low quality of life, this process helps end any suffering in a matter of moments. We’ll help you determine your pet’s quality of life with the help of an index, which helps you assess things like their pain level, hygiene and eating habits. During euthanasia, your pet won’t feel any pain because the medication is fast acting and the veterinary team uses the utmost care to ensure the process goes smoothly.
How does the euthanasia medication work?
Before we administer the euthanasia medication, we’ll give your pet a sedative to help them relax. Depending on where your pet is injected, it can take either a matter of moments or a few minutes before your pet drifts off and is unconscious. The second injection is a high dose of a seizure-inducing medication, which stops the lungs and heart.
What happens after the procedure?
Before we begin this process, we discuss what plans you’d like to put in place to take care of your pet’s body. Some pet parents prefer to have their furry family members’ bodies cremated while others opt for a burial. We can connect you with a few reputable services who will handle your pet’s remains with the utmost care. Also, it’s important to consider how you’d like to honour your pet’s life. This could be done with a memorial service or item (like a stone, paw print or jewelry). Having a tangible object to remember your pet by can be helpful during the grieving process. If you’d like to learn more about our end-of-life services, please contact us at 905-983-9010.