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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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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Thursday, May 28, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our door will be locked. Please call the number posted on the front door when you arrive and one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians will come to take the history and collect your pet. Our veterinarian will contact you by phone to discuss your pet's health before you leave.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. We are still 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.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 5-7 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Baxter Animal Hospital