Saying a final goodbye to your beloved dog or cat can be a heartbreaking process. Our veterinary team can support you throughout the process, from helping you understand the procedure in detail to making arrangements for how you’ll honour their life.
How do I know if euthanasia is the best option for my dog/cat?
Before considering euthanasia, our veterinary team will thoroughly evaluate all available alternatives. To assess your pet's overall well-being, we use a quality-of-life scale that objectively gauges the negative impacts on their daily life through a series of questions, covering areas like activity level, pain, and bowel movements. While our team will offer their medical expertise, the ultimate decision rests in your hands.
What happens on the day of my pet’s euthanasia appointment?
Before the procedure day, we'll discuss the upcoming appointment in detail, giving you the chance to ask any questions and clarify any concerns. On the day of the procedure, you'll have ample time to say your goodbyes to your beloved pet. Once you're ready, we'll take your furry friend into the examination room. Some pets may require sedation for a calm experience, typically administered under the skin or in the muscle. Subsequently, we'll administer the euthanasia medication, allowing your cherished dog or cat to peacefully transition into unconsciousness. This process relaxes their muscles, and quiets their brain and heart, ensuring a painless and compassionate end to their life.
What happens after the procedure?
After the procedure, you’re welcome to spend as much time as you need with your dog or cat. We are committed to providing you with the support you need as you navigate the loss of your family member, helping you find the most meaningful ways to honour their memory. For example, if you make the decision for them to be cremated, we’ll take care of their remains. We’re here to support you in all the ways you need.