We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Many conditions are debilitating and not treatable, and while we try to keep pets comfortable for as long as possible, the decision is almost always inevitable. It can be difficult to know when the right time is.
If your pet is eating and drinking, has relatively normal bathroom habits, and is responsive to you, usually, most people feel that this is an adequate quality of life. Once your pet deteriorates, your veterinarian will work with you about any practical options for a good quality of life. We always try to make their final years happy and comfortable, but once this is not possible, euthanasia is the humane option.
When should I consider pet euthanasia?
The decision is often made by assessing Quality of Life (QOL) by both the family and the veterinarian. Quality of Life can be determined in older dogs and cats by examining both quantifiable (objective) and non-quantifiable (subjective) aspects of life. It can be difficult to decide to humanely euthanize on your own. Consultation and counselling for (or against) euthanasia are available. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What is the process for cat euthanasia?
Your pet will be given a sedative either to make them as comfortable as possible, and an IV catheter will be put in place. The euthanasia drug is given through the IV catheter. In rare circumstances, the drug is given through a different route.
Do you do house calls?
Our clinic does not perform house calls. We would be happy to refer you to a licensed veterinarian who performs house calls.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
Yes, you can stay with your cat during the euthanasia. Some people will stay some people do not stay. It is your personal preference and choice.
What is the cost of at home or in clinic euthanasia?
Cost will vary depending on what your wishes are for your pet’s aftercare. We offer a variety of aftercare options, such as having a private cremation and having your pet’s ashes returned to you. As well as paw print plaques and specialty urns. Please feel free to contact our clinic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any questions you may have.
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
We can offer material or can direct clients to a counsellor if it is needed. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for additional information.
We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients.
We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.
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 furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-855-2100. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.
3. 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. Our staff will bring your order to your car. At this time, we are limiting food purchases to 2 bags or 2 cases per client. 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.
4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
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 Clarkson Village Animal Hospital