Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
To all of us who’ve ever had the unconditional love of a dog, will dread the time when we have to say goodbye to them. This time comes to us all I’m afraid, so we want to make it as stress-free, comfortable and painless for all those involved. Our veterinarians are the best-qualified people to help guide you through this challenging process. In some cases, your veterinarian may be able to tell you definitively that it’s time to euthanize your pet, but in others, you may ultimately need to make your decision based on your observation of your pet’s behaviour.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia is the humane ending of a pet’s life. Pet euthanasia is a massive overdose of anesthesia. A tired, relaxing, falling asleep feeling is what your pet experiences. First, a calming sedative can be given under the skin, if your pet seems anxious or scared. Once relaxed, an intravenous injection of a solution of pharmaceutical agents will be administered, that will quickly stop the heart and brain functions usually within 1-2 minutes. When there are more bad days than good, or if your dog is suffering, you will know when the time is right.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
Yes, for sure. A lot of house call vets will euthanize your dog in the comfort of your own home. Some people find this a better option as they can be in their own home, the dog is more relaxed, and the family can grieve in peace.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
The euthanasia drug is administered via injection, into the vein, on the front leg. Once a catheter is placed and the family is ready, the veterinarian inserts the needle into the catheter and slowly administers the drug.
What is the cost of pet euthanasia?
Please call us to know more about Euthanasia prices. Prices for cremation depends on whether the client would like ashes back or not. Also, different types of ceramic and wooden urns are available. We also offer clay paw print impressions too.
Does your clinic provide bereavement counselling?
No we don’t, but we can certainly help the client find some information.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic