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.

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Cat Euthanasia

Making the decision to euthanize your pet can feel gut-wrenching and immoral. Owners hate the feeling that they are letting their pet down. However, euthanasia is a gift, especially when used appropriately and timely to prevent further pain and suffering for your pet and the family members. Making this decision is never easy, but our team is here to help and support you through this difficult time.

When should I consider pet euthanasia?

As veterinarians, our job is to assist you in euthanasia decision-making. If you’re not sure if your pet is ready to be euthanized, a Quality of Life consultation with a vet can help you get the answers you need from a medical perspective. Please call our clinic at 204.489.9111 to schedule an appointment.

What is the process for cat euthanasia?

Euthanasia means “good death”. Intravenous injection of pentobarbital is considered the most painless, quick, and kind method of euthanizing animals. The veterinarian may choose to administer a sedative if your pet is frightened or can’t relax. The injection may sting a little bit, and the drug may have side effects. If your pet is very sick, has trouble breathing or is already calmed, then he/she may not need it. We use phenobarbital as a euthanasia drug, which is a seizure medication. In a large dose through an intravenous catheter administration, the drug will render the pet unconscious and will shut down heart and brain functions within one or two minutes.

Do you do house calls?

Home euthanasia can be arranged for our patients. Please call our clinic to discuss this option with one of our team members.

Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?

You can take as much time as you wish to say goodbye to your lovely cat and also be present during the procedure.

What is the cost of at home or in-hospital euthanasia?

The cost of pet euthanasia varies according to cremation options. Please call our clinic to discuss different options and pricing with one of our team members.

Last updated: May 11, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 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. 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 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 Catrysse Veterinary Services