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Cat Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult things a pet owner will go through. Our staff will make every effort to support you and your loved ones through this process, with a focus on you and your pet’s individual needs. We will treat you and your pet with the same compassion and dignity that we would show our own. We all find ourselves in this situation sooner or later, so we truly can relate to you in this moment. Such is the beauty and tragedy of our pet’s lives – they are always lost to us too soon, no matter how long we have them.

When should I consider pet euthanasia?

Euthanasia is a humane method by which we can end the life of a pet whose quality of life is declining. It is a way that we can spare our loved ones from further suffering. It can be difficult to determine when it is the right time for you to say goodbye. Your veterinarian can counsel you in this and provide resources to aid in your decision making. While it is certainly your decision to make, we are here to ensure that you have the support you need to make it.

What is the process for cat euthanasia?

At this time of the appointment, your pet will receive sedation to calm them and alleviate any stress of handling. It may include sedation being prescribed for you to administer at home in advance. An injection of additional sedation may still be provided, even if sedation was administered orally at home. The small pinch of this sedative injection is likely the extent of the pain that your pet will notice throughout the procedure. Once your pet is relaxed from the sedation, a catheter will be placed in a vein, usually in their front leg. This catheter allows access for an intravenous injection of anesthesia. Humane euthanasia is a painless procedure achieved through the overdose of anesthesia.

Do you do house calls?

We do not currently offer home euthanasia, although there are plans to develop this service in future years. We can provide you with contact information for a veterinarian to whom we currently refer home euthanasias.

Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?

As an owner, you may choose to remain throughout the entire procedure, but if it is too difficult, you may consider saying goodbye once they are sedated. This choice can be made in the moment and is entirely personal.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

Our veterinarians and compassionate support staff do provide support to our clients before, during, and after the euthanasia procedure. If ongoing counseling is desired, our team can refer you to an appropriate provider of this service.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Southpointe Pet Hospital is committed to doing our part in protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19. To allow us to continue operating during the pandemic, we have implemented a CLOSED DOOR POLICY.

For the safety of our staff, clients and our entire community, CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING.

When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call (403) 532-0085. Our staff will come to you to collect your animal for their appointment, or to deliver prescriptions and food orders to your vehicle. For safety reasons, please be prepared to pay with CREDIT or DEBIT, as cash will not be accepted. If you do not have a phone, or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.

At this time, appointments will only be booked when medically necessary. Any non-urgent appointment requests will be temporarily postponed. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please proceed directly to Fish Creek 24Hr Pet Hospital and call (403) 873-1700 to alert them of your arrival.

Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work through this situation together.

Sincerely,

The Team at Southpointe Pet Hospital