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Pet Euthanasia

At Downtown Animal Hospital, we are animal lovers and pet parents just like you. And we understand that the most difficult part of owning a pet is saying goodbye. Our end of life services will ensure that your cherished pet will have the dignity they deserve, and that they will be able to die with grace. We are here for you, and we will provide you with guidance and peace during this difficult time.

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

Euthanasia is a medical procedure where your pet is given an overdose of a powerful drug. The medication will make your pet go to sleep and cause their heart to stop beating. The decision to consider euthanasia, and the timing to do so is extremely difficult. At the end of the day, the choice is up to you and your family. We are here to provide you with all of the facts you need to make the best decision for your pet. Our team encourages you to assess your pet’s quality of life and monitor their health by asking yourself a few questions:

  • Is your pet still eating and drinking?
  • Are they able to go to the bathroom regularly?
  • Are they in excessive pain?
  • Do they want to be involved in your activities?
  • Our team offers compassion and support when you and your pet need it most. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 613.634.2440.

    Helpful Resources – Grieving Loss

  • Grieving the Death of a Pet
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    Last updated: December 14, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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 are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 am

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed


    5. 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 Downtown Animal Hospital