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Cat Euthanasia

Pet euthanasia is the final act of saying “goodbye” to our pet.

When should I consider euthanasia?

When the quality of life comes into question is when you should have a discussion with your veterinarian to see if euthanasia is an option at this time. There are many signs to look for like lack of appetite, weight loss, your cat is hiding all the time, or they are showing a lack of energy. These are all signs that something is happening with your cat and should be discussed at your appointment.

What happens during euthanasia?

Euthanasia is a very difficult time for our clients. We try to make the euthanasia as comfortable as possible for both you and your pet. A sedative is given to your pet, which relaxes them and makes them more comfortable. This may only take a few minutes to have an effect. Our technician will then shave a small area of the leg and insert a small intravenous catheter. Once you are ready and the pet is very relaxed, we administer an overdose of a barbiturate which slows and stops the breathing and the heart. There is no pain. You may stay with your pet for as long as you wish to say your goodbye’s. We take care of the remains as you have requested.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?

We welcome our clients to stay with their pet throughout the whole process, with the option that they can leave at any time. We know how hard this can be and not everyone is able to stay.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

The clinic absolutely provides bereavement counselling and the resources to a number of hotlines which are available to call.

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Baxter Animal Hospital