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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: December 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

In light of the rising cases of COVID-19 in our region, we will be introducing more stringent physical distancing measures effective immediately. This is all a part of our effort to continue providing the care that our patients deserve, while also providing the utmost protection for our team members and clients. Please kindly review the points below before your next appointment.

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 to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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