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Dog Euthanasia

The hardest part of owning a pet is saying goodbye. We offer humane euthanasia services and work with a company who offers cremation services. Our team is always willing to help guide you through this difficult time.

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


Euthanasia is essentially an overdose of a powerful drug which causes your pet to fall asleep and the heart to stop beating. It is tough to know when is the right time to make this decision. Our team encourages you to assess your pet’s quality of life and monitor their health by asking yourself a few questions: Is your pet still eating and drinking? Are they able to go to the bathroom regularly? Are they in excessive pain? Do they want to be involved in your activities? If you have any questions, please feel free to call us to discuss all your options.

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


Unfortunately, at this time, we do not offer in-home services.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?


One of our veterinarians will administer our euthanasia drug directly into the vein, so it goes to the heart very quickly to stop the heart. If you have any other questions about the procedure, our team would be able to answer those questions for you.

Does your hospital provide bereavement counselling?


We do not offer bereavement counselling at this time.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 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 Animal Medical Centre North