Saying goodbye and letting your pet go is not an easy decision to make. It will leave a void in your family that can never be filled. We have our own pets too and have built strong bonds with our patients, so we understand the emotional pain that will follow. At our hospital, we want to make sure you are supported through the process with all the information you need to help you cope when your cherished pet passes on. Euthanasia is something that is only recommended when your pet has a chronic sickness and all treatments to improve or remedy it have failed. We encourage you to reach out to us at 519-971-3100 to discuss in detail all the options available to you.
What happens when my pet is euthanized?
Before your pet is euthanized our veterinarian will explain the process so you know what to expect. We are gentle with all pets, if they are nervous we may give them a sedative to keep them calm. Once they are relaxed, we administer the euthanasia medication. The drug works almost immediately, stopping all organ function and activity. The process will be over within minutes. We allow parents to spend as much time as possible with their cherished pet afterward.
Does my pet feel pain?
No. The procedure is completely pain-free and we do our best to ensure your furry friend is comfortable.
Can I stay with my pet during euthanasia?
Absolutely. All parents have the opportunity to be present during the process. Sometimes your presence brings more peace and comfort to your furry pal during their last moments. It will be difficult to mourn the loss of your loyal companion and we encourage our clients to express their feelings. There are many support groups that members of your family can join to help grieve their loss and find ways to honour your pet’s life.