Euthanasia Services for Pets 

Losing a pet is a very difficult ordeal and can impact everyone in the family. Having pets of our own, we understand that no pet owner is ever ready to let go of their loyal companion. At Komoka-Kilworth Clinic, our team is always available to listen, provide support and advice for end-of-life care.

What is euthanasia?

Euthanasia is the medical term used for ending a pet’s life. It is a gentle procedure that prevents your loyal companion from experiencing pain. Euthanasia is only recommended when all treatments to remedy a condition have been unsuccessful.

How is euthanasia performed in pets?

The procedure begins with giving pets a sedative to keep them calm, then the medication to end their life is administered. It takes less than a minute to be completed, and your pet companion does not experience any pain or discomfort.

When does euthanasia become an option for my pet?

Euthanasia is only carried out when a pet’s quality of life is low. The quality of life in your pet refers to their mental and physical well-being. The bond that you have with your pet helps you identify when they are not their normal self. Some signs that your pet companion’s quality of life is decreasing include:

  • Sleeping more often
  • Eating or drinking less
  • Losing weight
  • Hiding
  • Less playful/interactive
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Increased vocalization

    These are all signs that your pet’s health is declining.

    For grieving owners, we offer grief counselling. The emotions that come with losing a pet can be overwhelming for anyone. At Komoka-Kilworth Clinic, we want you to know that we are here to provide support as you go through this sad transition. We can help children understand and cope with their feelings when they’ve lost their pet. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 519.641.8383.

  • Last updated: September 3, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    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. Based on the current provincial 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!


  • Continue our "closed exam 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 let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic