Euthanasia Services

Euthanasia humanely ends your pet’s life, with the utmost care and respect for their life.

Our veterinary team handles each euthanasia with the utmost care for your dog/cat as well as your entire family. Euthanasia peacefully and humanely ends a dog or cat’s life. It can be a very painful decision for an owner to make but you won’t be alone during this process. Your vet will help and guide you during this difficult time.

Which scenarios do you recommend euthanasia?

We take euthanasia seriously and with respect. We do not euthanize healthy dogs/cats for the sake of convenience or because of reasonably manageable behavioural problems. Euthanasia could be considered in the following situations:

  1. Your dog/cat has reached old age, and their quality of life is poor and cannot be adequately improved with veterinary intervention.
  2. Your dog/cat is suffering from a medical or surgical disease that seriously impacts their quality of life and cannot be treated (either because of finances or the constraints of medicine) and makes them unsuitable for rehoming.
  3. Your dog/cat has developed an unacceptable behaviour problem, which is not responding to behaviour modification therapy.  Referral to a veterinary behavioural therapist would be strongly advised before euthanasia.
  4. By order of the federal government, humane society, municipal by-law officers, or police. These orders are usually in response to serious or repeated aggression but can also be in response to unacceptable human actions (physical abuse, overcrowding, hoarding, puppy mills), and rarely, in disease outbreak situations.

Do you perform at-home euthanasia? 

We do. If you would prefer to have a veterinarian come to your home, please call to schedule an appointment. Our veterinarians always consult with you to discuss your decision or if you have any questions about the process. We realize this is a difficult decision and will help you to understand all options available to you and your pet. To learn more about euthanasia procedures, please contact us at 613-748-9820.

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