As pet owners ourselves, we sympathize with our clients when it's time to discuss the final stages of their pets' lives. Your pet is part of your family, and saying goodbye forever is unthinkable. When your pet reaches the end of their life, our team is here to ensure they have a painless and respectful transition. To learn more about the process of euthanasia, please call us at 780-967-2967.
What is euthanasia?
Euthanasia is a procedure to end a pet's life. To begin, a veterinarian may give your pet some sedation to keep them calm, then administer the medication through an intravenous injection. It is completely pain-free and takes effect within a few minutes. The procedure is generally performed at our clinic, however, we can provide this service at home depending on the specific case.
When should I consider euthanasia?
No pet parent will ever be ready to have a discussion about euthanasia. A veterinarian will recommend euthanasia when they've exhausted all treatments to improve your pet's condition or make them comfortable. Based on your pet's medical history, we can determine if their quality of life is decreasing. Euthanasia is often suggested when pets have a terminal illness. You make the final decision on whether to euthanize your pet. Once the decision is made, our team will support you through the entire process to minimize further stress.