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Dog 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.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?


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 vastly difficult decision. Our veterinarians can answer questions about your pet’s health and help you assess the 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.

Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?


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.

What drug is used?


For our end of life procedures, we use a combination of sedatives. Initially, we will use a sedative to ensure the utmost comfort for both pet and owner. The euthanasia solution is a barbiturate. Once administered, the patient will fall into a state of deep rest, cardiac functions will cease shortly after.

What’s the cost of euthanasia?


Costs for euthanasia may vary greatly depending on the animal size and after-life care. Please feel free to contact us regarding costs associated with this procedure.

Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?


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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