It’s never easy to say goodbye to a beloved animal companion. We want to help make that difficult time more manageable by providing compassionate euthanasia services for your pet, either in our facility or as a house call service—whichever is right for you and your family.
We also offer a scatter tube. This is an option to use if you are unsure about which urn or if you would like to scatter your pet’s ashes in a special place.
In addition to euthanasia, we are also ready to assist you with aftercare options for your pet. The loss of a beloved pet can be extremely difficult, and we will ensure that you feel supported and as comfortable as possible. If you would like to have your pet cremated, we can assist with transportation. We partner with Faithful Friends Pet Crematorium for this service. We know this is a hard process, and we are ready to assist you in any way we can.
We know it won’t be an easy call to make, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (306) 540-9691 if we can assist you with end-of-life care for your pet. We offer house call appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Small – 0-20 lbs
Medium – 21-55 lbs
Large – 55+ lbs
Please reach out to a member of our team for further pricing and engraving options available.
*These are approximate sizes only
** All urns are made locally.
What to Expect for Your Beloved Pet’s Euthanasia
It is so hard to come to this decision and often it has been days or months to decide when it’s time. Be assured that we will do our best to help you every step of the way as we know how hard this can be on your heart. We wanted to outline the basic steps so you can prepare prior to the difficult day ahead.
If at home or in the clinic the process is very similar.
First we have you read and sign a consent form indicating that you give us permission to help your pet pass, that your pet has not bitten anyone for rabies purposes, confirm your pet has no metal implants and if you would like Mass cremation (cremation with no ashes returned) or Private Cremation (individual cremation of your pet ONLY with ashes returned in either an urn or Scatter tube). There is also an option to have ashes delivered to your home or you can pick up the ashes usually within 1-2 weeks at our clinic (we give you a call when they are ready to be picked up). We also have some amazing keepsake pawprints we can do that you can take with you after the procedure to have until your pets’ ashes return.
At this time payment is processed to get that out of the way so you can focus on your pet and leave as soon as you would like to after the procedure is completed.
Your pet will then be given an intramuscular sedation that stings for just a second (you or our assistant can hold your pet in case they do give a quick jump or turn around like something just bit them). This provides great pain control and provides anti-anxiety properties to make your calm pain free, relaxed and calm. Often clients say this is the most comfortable they have seen their pet in some time.
This can take only a few minutes to 30 minutes to take effect. Please advise your veterinarian if your pet is prone to seizures or is currently on pain meds as this may affect the dose and medications given to have the smoothest process possible.
Once your pet is calm and relaxed the actual medication is given directly into the vein (often the front leg) via the needle or an IV catheter. Occasionally the vein might not work and we may need to try another vein. Once good IV access is attained, we proceed with the final injection. It is just an anesthetic and your pet goes to sleep just like they would for surgery, no anxiety or pain. Once they are asleep it is an overdose and the heart stops. This can take just a few seconds to a couple of minutes. Your veterinarian will check for a heartbeat and confirm once your pet has passed.
Some things to be aware of with the process of death. Your pets’ eyes will stay open even if you try to close them; this is normal. Your pet may urinate or defecate so if on your lap a towel or pee pad may be a good idea to have ready beforehand. Sometimes pets can have a gasp reflex that can be startling after passing and sometimes can occur up to several minutes later. Again, this can be normal and does not mean they are in pain or are trying to come back, it is just a REFLEX.
Once your veterinarian has confirmed the passing of your beloved pet, we will give you some time alone with your pet if you would like. If you have chosen a Pawprint we would do it now and give it to you. Once you have had your time to say goodbye, we can handle all the transportation of your pet.
We have a blue stretcher for bigger dogs to transport easily and as gracefully as possible. If you do have a small toy or blanket you want to go with a Private Cremation, please notify our staff so we can be sure it stays with your beloved pet.
We hope this helps even a little bit in that transition for your pet. Our goal is to make this the most peaceful and pain free it can be. We pride ourselves on our compassion and empathy in this difficult time for our clients and patients.
We appreciate the trust you have in us to help your pets pass.