Euthanasia Services for Pets

As pet owners ourselves, we understand the heartbreaking moment when you decide it is time to say goodbye to your furry family member. Although we cannot take away the pain you are feeling, we can provide you with all the support you need so the experience is as hassle-free as possible. When you are ready to have that conversation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 905.885.8151. During a one-on-one consultation, one of our veterinarians will assess if this is a viable option for your pet.

When should I consider euthanasia for my pet?

When pets have a chronic disease or chronic pain that can no longer be managed with treatments, euthanasia is the most humane option for them. This is also true if they can no longer eat, move or carry out bodily functions (e.g. breathing, urinating) without intense medical intervention.

Is euthanasia painful for pets?

Not at all. We guarantee a peaceful way for your pet to cross the rainbow bridge. The entire process is 100% comfortable for them and takes only a few minutes to complete. Once the drug is administered, your pet will fall asleep. Then the anesthetics will kick in for a numbing effect. After that, their organs will begin to fail until there is no more heartbeat or brain activity detected. You can be by your pet’s side all throughout the procedure. You can also bring your pet’s favourite toys or blanket to give them extra comfort.

Where do euthanized pets go?

You have the option to have your pet cremated or buried. Some pet parents even opt for taxidermy, so they will always have a visible token of their pet’s life. We will discuss with you all of this in detail during your consultation.

Last updated: Last updated: October 7th, 2021

Dear Clients,

Please see below in regards to our current Covid 19 protocols. We are happy to announce our clinic will be entering in the first phase of our reopening plan.

Beginning October 12th 2021, we will be allowing clients into the clinic for food and medication pickup only. Doctor or technician appointments will still be run curbside for the time being. We will still offer the curbside option for food and medication if requested.

1. The following protocols will be in place for those entering the building: - Maximum 3 clients in the building at a time. - Please do not crowd either doorway as our staff still need easy access in and out with animals. - Please continue to pre-order food and medication to make it an easier and quicker process, and to ensure we have what you need in stock before you come to the clinic. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check.

2. The following protocols are still in place for all appointments (technician and doctor): - We are still operating curbside only for appointments. - Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. - If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance of your appointment so we can make a note. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check. Why are we not opening for appointments yet? - Fully opening is our ultimate goal, however, for the safety of our staff, and clients, allowing food and medication pickup seems the first logical step to limit everyone's exposure. - We hope this step will also alleviate some of the strain on our phone lines and those trying to reach us. - Allowing clients in for food and medication pickup will speed up the amount of time many clients are waiting in the parking lot for this reason.

3. Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are closed all weekends and holidays.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again very soon!

- Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic