Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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. OPERATING HOURS
We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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 Clarkson Village Animal Hospital