Your pet is a valued member of your family and deserves a high quality of life. If you've noticed your pet suffering, it could be time to consider euthanasia. Euthanasia involves peacefully ending your pet's life while helping to preserve their dignity. We can support you in exploring available options and making the best decision for your pet and family.
What is euthanasia?
Euthanasia is a painless process that ends your pet's life with the help of a fast-acting medicine. Our team handles every case where a pet will be euthanized with the utmost care and compassion. We understand the deep love pets and their families share. We want to provide you with every available option to consider before you make a final decision. If your pet is suffering from a chronic health issue or injury, euthanasia could help alleviate their pain and allow them to transition peacefully. Though goodbyes are difficult, it's no easier than watching your beloved pet experience tremendous pain on a daily basis.
Is euthanasia painful?
The procedure prioritizes your pet's comfort, ensuring their last few moments are as pain-free as possible. Euthanasia involves two injections. First, your pet is given a sedative which makes them unconscious. Once they're fully asleep, we administer the second injection, which is a fast-acting seizure medication. Your pet's internal systems will shut down, stopping their breathing and heart. Once your pet has passed, we'll give you a few moments with them if you choose to be present for the procedure. If you have questions about the procedure, please contact us at (416) 231-9293.
How can I prepare myself for the final goodbye?
It can be difficult to anticipate how you'll act or feel once your pet has passed away. Since they are such an important family member, you'll need to give yourself time to process the full range of emotions that comes with this loss. Leading up to your pet's final days, you could consider doing some of the following:
- Spend quality time together
- Take photos and videos for your final days together
- Bring your pet's favourite toys or objects to the appointment
- Take the time you need to grieve
- Be gentle with yourself