Euthanasia Service for Dogs

Dog Euthanasia

Euthanasia is never an easy decision to make. Allow us to assist you and your pet during this time. Offering compassion and support when you and your pet need it most, Clarkson Village Animal Hospital provides a comforting atmosphere for your pet’s euthanasia. Our end of life services affords your beloved pet the dignity that they deserve. Caring, mature staff ensure that your pet’s final moments are peaceful. We partner with Gateway Pet Memorial Services to offer individual cremation services as well as a wide range of memorial products to honour your pet after they have passed.

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

Euthanasia is performed to aid and smooth the death of an animal. It is done when we consider that animal to be suffering or when they have a disease or condition that we cannot fix or manage to give an acceptable quality of life. 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 challenging to decide to euthanize on your own humanely. Consultation and counselling for (or against) euthanasia are available.

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

Yes, some veterinarians offer in-home euthanasia.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?

Give a sedative either in the muscle or the IV (it can get a catheter in before sedation), then the euthanasia drug is given through the IV catheter. In rare circumstances, the drug is delivered through a different route.

Does your clinic provide bereavement counselling?

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, seven days a week for additional information.

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2018 readers choice awards certificate for Clarkson Village Animal Hospital

2018 Readers' Choice Awards Winner!

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.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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