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Euthanasia

What is euthanasia?

The end of life is a difficult time for us all. You are losing a beloved family member and we are losing a patient we have bonded with, often having known them since their puppy or kitten visits. Veterinarians have the responsibility of advising you and helping through a decision to humanely end the life of a seriously ill pet. Euthanasia is the process of administering an overdose of a powerful anesthetic agent, so a patient loses consciousness quickly and painlessly before the heart stops and life ceases.

Will I know when it is time to euthanize my pet?

Ultimately deciding the right time to say goodbye to your friend will be up to you. Usually, you can tell that your pet is seriously ill or is having more bad days than good. Some guidelines considered when looking at health and quality of life are dramatic weight loss, extreme disinterest in life, loss of appetite, or consciousness, and reluctance to perform or complete avoidance of once favourite activities. Your veterinary team will help you identify if the situation can be rectified or if humane euthanasia is recommended.

What happens to my pet after the euthanasia?

Your pets remain can be cremated at a local animal crematorium after euthanasia. Some caregivers wish to have the ashes returned for private ceremonies. Our front office care team will help you pick an urn and arrange this service.

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