As a pet owner, deciding on euthanasia for your beloved pet is a difficult decision and one that you should not have to make alone. Our staff and veterinarians are dedicated to helping you through this transition. We have seen your pets grow, helped them thrive and maybe helped them get through difficult situations. Our entire team is honoured to help you and support you through this end of life transition. During a visit with your veterinarian your pet’s quality of life, as well as your concerns and wishes can be discussed in an open and compassionate conversation.
“How will I know when it’s time?”
You are an integral part of the decision making process and we value your assessment of your pet. Together we will always make decisions in your pet’s best interest. We are proud to be able to provide you and your family with a quiet, peaceful and private environment in which to say goodbye in a way that meets your wishes and your pet’s needs.
Even in the face of severe disease and a grave prognosis, the decision to euthanize a pet is never an easy one. In particular, it’s the “How will I know it’s time?” that most people struggle with the most. Our staff and veterinarians are here to help you through this very difficult decision. Here are some of the services we provide during this very difficult time:
- Quality of life assessments and counselling
- Palliative care and pain management
- Quiet room available for your privacy and comfort
- Patient sedation prior to all euthanasia
- Variety of aftercare options for your special companion
It is difficult to let go of a beloved pet, but sometimes it is the best option for both the pet and the owner. Helping children understand and accept the loss of a pet is an emotional and challenging conversation for parents. We have found the following links to be helpful for pet owners who are considering the need for end of life services and pet euthanasia in North Bay.
Pet Loss Support Links
- The Pet Loss Support Page
- Grief Support Center
- How to Talk to Your Children about Losing a Pet
- How Do I Know When It’s Time?
After Care Services
Considering pet cremation?
Visit the Veterinary Referral Cremation Services website.