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Euthanasia Services for Pets

Our veterinary team empathises with you as you consider one of the most difficult decisions you’ll need to make about your pet’s life. Ultimately, the final decision is up to you but our team can provide insight about the best options for your pet. If your pet is extremely sick or experiencing poor quality of life because of injuries or a decline in their health, the kindest things you can do for your pet is to peacefully help them transition with euthanasia.

How do I know when it’s time to say goodbye to my pet?

Before you make your decision, our veterinary team will discuss your pet’s health with you, emphasising the implications on their quality of life, chances of recovery, potential disabilities and long-term problems. We recommend you take your time to thoughtfully consider your options, leaning on the expertise of our team if you have further questions about your pet’s condition. One of the main things to consider with your family is the ways your pet’s quality of life is being impacted. If your pet doesn’t enjoy the things they used to, is experiencing lots of pain or hasn’t seemed like themselves in a while, honouring your pet’s life by allowing them to transition peacefully might be the best option. Please contact our veterinary team at 604.544.7387 if you need support with your decision.

How do I explain euthanasia to my family/children?

It’s best to use a simple definition especially when discussing the process with children. It might be helpful to use picture books or videos to help your child understand what’s happening. Start by explaining the procedure is performed by experts, like our veterinarians with over 16 years of experience, so your pet is in good hands. It might also be helpful to mention the procedure is only for pets who are extremely sick or in lots of pain. Next, you can discuss how pets are given a special medication that puts them in a deep sleep immediately, allowing them to pass away more comfortably.

How do I deal with the loss of my pet?

Before the procedure, it’s important for your family and loved ones to enjoy your pet’s final moments. On the day of their appointment, a few family members might want to visit your pet at the hospital. Regardless of how you decide to say your goodbyes, it’s important to know grief and sorrow are a natural part of losing your beloved pet. The grieving process includes accepting the reality of your loss, accepting that the loss and accompanying feelings are painful, and adjusting to your new life that no longer includes your pet.

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Last updated: July 20, 2020

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your pet.

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

  • We are currently operating with a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and team. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 604-544- 7387. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then call you on your cell phone to discuss the issues with your pet, and you will have a telephone consult with the veterinarian to discuss further diagnostics required or a treatment plan for your pet. Following the end of the appointment, we will return your pet to you.
  • If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. One of our team members will bring your order to our designated pick up location, outside our front doors. Payment will be processed over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone’s safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    - Your dedicated team at Queen’s Park Pet Hospital