Hearing that it’s time to say goodbye to your loyal companion forever is the worst news for any pet parent. This is not something anyone should go through alone, and our team wants to offer you our condolences and support. We are here to ensure the entire process is stress-free for you, so you can use the limited time available to be close to your dog or cat.
How do you know when to consider euthanasia for a dog or a cat?
Being pet owners ourselves, we know your ultimate wish was that at the end of your cat or dog’s life, they would pass away peacefully in their sleep. However, this isn’t always the case, and sometimes the compassionate thing to do is euthanasia. In the last stages of their life, your loyal companion will have a lower quality of life. This means they become withdrawn, start to eat less, no longer enjoy human interaction, etc. You may notice that your cat or dog has more bad days than good ones, where they are in a low mood. In this situation, consider if your beloved pet can recover with a treatment plan. You can discuss any concerns or questions you have with one of our veterinarians. Please call us at 905-332-4014 for support.
What happens during euthanasia for cats and dogs?
A team member will discuss the euthanasia process and what to expect. If you wish to be present, you will be given as much time as you need (as long as there are no signs of distress) with your pet to say your final goodbyes. Euthanasia medication is given intravenously, and it takes effect almost immediately. Your loyal companion will peacefully pass away as the process is pain-free.