Thinking about life without your pet can be a huge adjustment for your entire family. Whether your pet passes unexpectedly or during a predetermined time, it doesn’t make the grieving process any easier. With euthanasia, mourning the loss of your pet before they’re gone can be difficult. Our team can help you weigh all your options before making the final decision about their life.
Why should I choose euthanasia?
Our team will only recommend euthanasia after exploring every other option for your pet. The choice is ultimately yours. We’ll review your pet’s medical history and current health to determine if further treatment options or medications are available to improve their condition. If your pet’s quality of life is being severely impacted by their health, euthanasia is an option you and your family can consider. We know the decision to euthanize your pet isn’t an easy one. We encourage you to take all the time you need to determine if you’d like to proceed with the procedure.
What happens when my pet is euthanized?
Before the procedure, we’ll discuss what to expect in detail and answer any questions. On the day of the procedure, we ensure you’ve had enough quality time to say your goodbyes to your beloved family member. When you’re ready, you’re welcome to stay or return once it’s been performed. First, we administer a sedative that makes your pet unconscious. They cannot feel any of the sensations in their body or hear whatever is happening in our medical suite. Next, we give your pet a seizure-inducing medicine that instantly stops their brain and heart. To learn more about the procedure, please contact us at 613-258-5745.
What final arrangements do I need to make for my pet?
We’ll support you in making any final arrangements for your pet, including recommending service providers in the community. A few things you should consider for your pet’s final days include:
- Cremation or burial
- End-of-life celebration
- Memorializing them (paw print mouldings, fur clippings, etc.)
- Special experiences with the entire family