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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: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing, we are unable to take new clients at the moment. We sincerely appreciate your kindness, patience and understanding during this time.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

We are still operating curbside only for appointments and the pickup of medication and food. 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 so we can note it on the appointment. We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check!

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic