We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Cat Euthanasia

Euthanasia is the humane ending of a pet’s life. Pet euthanasia is a massive overdose of Barbiturate. A tired, relaxing, falling asleep feeling is what your pet experiences.

When should I consider pet euthanasia?

When your cat is having more bad days than good days and their quality of life has drastically declined. Don’t let your cat suffer unnecessarily.

What is the process for cat euthanasia?

When you believe it’s time and you are ready, please call us to book an appointment. When you arrive, you and your kitty and/or family will be put into a quiet room. We then place a catheter into your cat’s vein in their front leg. If your kitty is stressed or obviously upset, we can administer an injection of sedative to help relax him/her. Once everybody is ready, the Dr. comes into the room and injects the overdose into the vein, via the catheter. Then you’re left alone with your pet until you’re ready to leave.

Do you do house calls?

We don’t do house calls normally only for special circumstances. There a lot of very good, caring house call vets who can euthanize your pet, in the comfort of your own home.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?

Of course, you can stay with your kitty during this procedure. Your cat would feel way more comfortable with their owners being present at the end.

What is the cost of at home or in clinic euthanasia?

The cost of euthanasia depends on cremation options etc. Please call our clinic to inquire about prices.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

No, we don’t but we can help clients get the help they need.


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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: Monday, May 25, 2020

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.

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

6. 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 Acadia Drive Animal Clinic