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.
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.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia means “good death”. Intravenous injection of pentobarbital is considered the most painless, quick, and kind method of euthanizing animals. 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 along 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.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
Home euthanasia can be arranged for our patients. Please call our clinic to discuss this option with one of our team members.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
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, 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.
What is the cost of pet 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.
COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking
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.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive for your appointment of food/prescription pick up, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 204-489-9111. We will provide you with further instructions.
2. We are still scheduling all types of appointments but are prioritizing those for urgent or sick pets.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 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. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.
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 Catrysse Veterinary Services