Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Cumberland Veterinary Clinic