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Euthanasia Services for Pets

We would all love the idea of our pets living forever, but sadly at a certain stage their health and quality of life starts to deteriorate. Losing a pet is devastating for any family. When the time comes you can count on our team to listen to your concerns. We will also provide support and advice for end-of-life care.

What is euthanasia in pets?

Euthanasia is the medical term for putting down your pet. It is a gentle and painless procedure to end your pet’s life if they would otherwise suffer. Euthanasia is only recommended when all treatments to remedy your pet’s illnesses/condition are unsuccessful.

How is euthanasia performed in pets?

[/answer]During euthanasia, your pet is given a sedative to keep them calm. The veterinarian will then inject them with the medication to end their life. There is no pain or discomfort and it is over very quickly.[/answer]

When should I consider euthanasia for my pet?

Euthanasia is only carried out when your furry friend’s quality of life is poor. Living with your pet you become aware of their behaviours and lifestyle, once you notice they’re becoming less of themselves you should speak with your veterinarian. Your pet may show signs that their health is declining. Some signs that your pet’s quality of life is diminishing are:

  • Less playfulness
  • Increased hiding
  • Shaking and trembling
  • Losing weight
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Sleeping more often

    You should bring your concerns to our team so we can provide recommendations best suited for your pet. Our team may provide pain medication, but your pet may still show signs of decline. The final decision lies ultimately with pet owners as they get to see decline day by day. For more information don’t hesitate to contact us at 905.727.3003.

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    Dear Clients,

    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. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, 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. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic