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Cat Euthanasia

As pet owners, we need to make life decisions and sometimes, end of life decisions for our pets. Euthanasia is an elective procedure to end the life of a pet. This is never an easy decision to make and often, very emotional. At the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, our team is here to guide you through this challenging time.

When should I consider euthanasia?


Euthanasia is a humane end of life procedure, performed by a veterinarian. Our method of euthanasia is painless for your pet. Our team is here to help you through this very difficult decision. Our veterinarians can answer questions about your pet’s health and help you assess quality of life. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the intense emotional toll that comes with loss. Don’t feel alone in this process, we’re here to support you.

What happens during euthanasia?


Euthanasia is generally performed in-clinic. Initially, we will use a sedative to ensure the utmost comfort for both pet and owner, after all the options are discussed and family members have time to say their goodbyes. An IV catheter is placed in a front limb and when the owner is ready, the euthanasia solution is administered. Once administered, the patient will fall into a state of deep rest cardiac functions will cease shortly after.

Do you do house calls?


We offer a house call service for residents within our community. Help us by arranging a house call at least two weeks in advance of the requested date.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?


At the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, we want to make the euthanasia process as easy as possible. You can certainly stay with your cat during their final vet appointment. We understand that everyone has different levels of comfort and that not everyone chooses to be present. We strongly encourage you to ask any questions or address any concerns before or during the appointment.

What is the cost of at home or clinic euthanasia?


Costs for euthanasia may vary greatly depending on after life care and the location you choose (home or clinic). Please feel free to contact us regarding costs associated with this procedure.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?


Bereavement counselling starts at your pet’s final veterinary appointment, where we have a very compassionate team to help you through this time. We would be happy to refer you to bereavement services or counsellors that can help if you wish.

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Last updated: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

Thank you for choosing Morinville Veterinary Clinic for your pets' veterinary needs. As we continue to adjust to the "new normal," we have implemented new protocols to keep you and our team safe.

It is still preferred that you stay in your vehicle while we bring your pet in for their appointment. However, as of Monday, July 21, 2020, we will be allowing one client to accompany their pet during their visit.

Along with wearing a face mask and using hand sanitizer, any client wishing to be present during an exam will need to record your name, phone number and email address for contact tracing purposes, in compliance with Alberta Health requirements.

Should you choose to come in with your pet, we kindly ask that you comply with the following protocols:

  • Our doors will remain locked. Please call us at 780.939.3133 upon your arrival.
  • Physical distance with staff and other clients while inside the building.
  • Face coverings must be worn to enter the clinic.
  • Use hand washing station upon entry.
  • 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".
  • If you wish to wait in your vehicle during the appointment, 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.
  • 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.

    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.

    OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    - Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 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 Morinville Veterinary Clinic