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Dog Euthanasia

We all get older and none of us live forever, this includes our dogs. It is important to ensure our dogs have a good quality of life and when the quality of life decreases, euthanasia can be the last act of kindness.

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

Considering euthanasia can be a very hard decision. The quality of life plays a huge role in this decision. Is your pet eating? Are they going outside to go to the washroom? Are they happy? Are they in pain? There are a lot of factors in making this decision. The veterinarian can be very helpful during this time, you can bring your pet in to be assessed and then, based on how they are doing during the exam and how their QOL is, they can help give their opinion.

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

For our clients, we will perform housecall euthanasia.

What drug is used?

We use a drug called pentobarbital. This is a very strong narcotic, which allows dogs to peacefully slip into a deep sleep, while their heart stops.

What’s the cost of euthanasia?

The cost is determined by the location of the euthanasia (at home or at the hospital) and the requirements for aftercare (burial, private cremation, group cremation). The hospital team can help ensure all of your questions are answered and help you through the process.

Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?

If needed, we have numbers we can give to help with bereavement support.

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Last updated: December 16, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at North Hill Animal Hospital