A compassionate procedure for cats and dogs suffering from chronic pain or terminal illness.

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?

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.

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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