Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

call icon
613.443.5459

Dog Euthanasia

One of the hardest decisions to make as a pet owner is deciding to euthanize your cherished companion. However, giving your pet a peaceful end of life is the greatest gift of all.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Euthanasia is the act of helping an animal pass away humanely using an anesthetic overdose. It is the last resort and only considered when we have concern for the pet’s quality of life and have no other reasonable options. If you feel like your pet is suffering and wonder if it’s time, our veterinarians are here to help you make an informed decision.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?

Your pet will be sedated to help them relax, and then a catheter will be placed into a vein. The euthanasia drug is injected slowly into the vein via this catheter, and within seconds, the heart stops beating and the pet gently passes away. You can be with your pet while the euthanasia is administered or choose not to be present.

 

Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, 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

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital