Euthanasia Services

The process of easing your pet’s pain by ensuring they receive the best care in their last moments.

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.

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