Euthanasia Services for Pets

Helping patients with chronic pain and illness to transition peacefully over the rainbow bridge.

All the years you spent with your loyal companion means you share an unbreakable bond with them. It can be incredibly hard to accept that your cherished companion is at the end of their life. During this time, it is important to have a support system in place to help you mourn your loss. Our entire team at McPhillips Animal Hospital extends their deepest condolences to you and your family. To help our clients cope, we offer euthanasia and cremation services when it’s time to say goodbye.

How can I make my cat or dog’s last days special?

Learning that your loyal companion is at the end of their life can be bittersweet, especially if they are suffering from a chronic illness. You know they won’t be in pain anymore but you begin to mourn losing them forever. We encourage our clients to treasure the final moments they share with their beloved cat or dog. This can look different for everyone, you can consider the following:

  • Completing a bucket list. Maybe there is something you always wanted to do with your loyal companion, it could be a new adventure or their favourite activity.
  • Enjoy family time. If your cat or dog likes being around certain people invite them over so they can create special moments.
  • Memorialize these special moments. You don’t want to look back and wish you had taken more pictures or videos.
  • Fill up on forbidden foods. As long as they are safe for your companion you can indulge them in foods they usually salivate over. Your cat or dog may really enjoy desserts, fries, puppuccinos, burgers, whatever their little hearts desire.

What happens during euthanasia in dogs and cats?

The entire process of euthanasia goes by quickly so we encourage pet owners to spend special time with their forever friend before the appointment. If you wish you can have some alone time with your cat or dog before the medication is given. Euthanasia drug is typically a seizure medication that when given in high doses causes the vital organs to stop working immediately. The veterinarian will administer a sedative to keep the patient calm and relaxed. Then, they will administer the anesthesia medication intravenously. Your loyal companion doesn’t feel any pain and within minutes they will drift off into a deep sleep and take their final breath. If you have any questions about the procedure, please call us at 204-589-8381.

What happens after the procedure?

Our team will handle the remains according to your wishes, which we will discuss before the appointment. We will recommend different ways to memorialize your feline or canine pal so a part of them is always with you. To help cope with your loss there are various pet loss support groups that you can join and our team will also be there for you long after the procedure is finished.

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