Euthanasia is never an easy decision. We are here to assist you during this difficult time.
When should I consider euthanasia?
Euthanasia should be considered when your cat’s quality of life begins to decrease. Hiding or sleeping in unusual places, changes in social behaviour, decreased appetite and no longer grooming are all signs that your cat’s quality of life is decreasing. It is important to keep track of the good and bad days. When the bad days start to outnumber the good it is time to make arrangements for euthanasia. Please contact us if you need assistance in determining when is the right time for your cat.
What happens during euthanasia?
During euthanasia, we will place an intravenous catheter in one of their front legs. This will allow the veterinarian to have easy access to their vein in order to inject the medication used for euthanasia. This medication does not cause any discomfort for your cat. We do our best to provide a peaceful atmosphere to make this process as comfortable as possible for you and our cat.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
You are more than welcome to stay with your cat. You are not obligated to stay if you are not comfortable doing so.
Do you do house calls?
We provide house calls when but we do require as much notice as possible to facilitate this. If your cat has not been seen at our clinic we require a phone consultation with one of our veterinarians prior to scheduling the appointment.
What is the cost of at home or clinic euthanasia?
These costs can vary dependent on your wishes for cremation. Please contact us for pricing information
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
We do not offer bereavement support services at our clinic. If you feel you need this service we do have access to a pet loss support group which we can refer you to.