Euthanasia Services for Pets

No matter how many times we’ve had this conversation it never gets easier. Choosing to euthanize your pet is a humane decision that many pet owners make to end their pet’s suffering. It is usually brought up by our veterinarians when your pet reaches a stage of their life where treatments are no longer working and all care options to alleviate pain and discomfort have been exhausted. Old age, unmanageable chronic pain and terminal illnesses are common causes. When you’re ready to discuss your pet’s end-of-life care, call us at 902.794.7387 to book an appointment.

How is it decided that my pet should be euthanized?

Only a pet owner can make this decision. A veterinarian can only suggest euthanasia as an option when we see signs of no recovery or suffering. There comes a point in your pet’s life when they may have too many physical or mental weaknesses to function properly. Your veterinarian may introduce the idea of euthanizing your pet when we’ve run out of medical options to treat them. This path is considered to avoid prolonging your pet’s illness or discomfort. This is often discussed if your pet has a terminal illness or a debilitating injury.

What happens when my pet is euthanized?

First, we allow pet parents to share their goodbyes. This can be a private moment before your pet is brought into a separate room or this can be while they’re laying on the table. We will then inject your pet with a strong dose of medication, which will stop their heart and brain. It is quick and painless.

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