Caring for a sick pet is a labour of love. If you’ve noticed your pet has more bad days than good, euthanasia could be the next step to end their pain peacefully. Our team can support you with sound medical advice to decide what’s best for your pet and family. Ultimately, the final decision about your pet’s well-being is up to you.
What is euthanasia?
Euthanasia is a peaceful way to end your pet’s life, putting an end to any pain or suffering they could be feeling caused by their condition. The procedure involves injecting your pet with a sedative, which makes them unconscious. Next, we administer a seizure medication that stops their brain, lungs and heart. The process only lasts a few minutes, limiting any pain your pet could feel.
Is euthanasia the right choice for my pet?
Though our team can advise you about your pet’s medical history, condition, and treatment options, pet owners make the final decision to euthanize. One of the most important things to consider is how your pet’s quality of life is being impacted by their health. Pets with a poor quality of life experience pain despite medications. They also have difficulty eating or staying hydrated. Other signs are poor hygiene, limited mobility, and not seeming like themselves. We will walk you through the entire process, including making any arrangements for your pet’s final days. If you’d like to learn more about the procedure, please contact us at 416-775-0101.
What conditions affect quality of life?
Some health issues can significantly impact your pet’s quality of life, including chronic conditions that can worsen over time. Common conditions include:
- Kidney disease