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.