Having your dog euthanized isn’t an easy decision to make, but it sometimes proves necessary when there is no longer any other feasible solution. Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier offers dog euthanasia service near Montreal to allow you to say goodbye with compassion.
How can you know that it is time to euthanize an animal?
Several reasons may lead a veterinarian to discuss euthanasia for a pet.
- Your dog is old or sick
Euthanasia may be considered if a dog has a terminal illness or a disease that is causing them a great deal of suffering.
A very old dog may have greatly reduced physical capacities. Some have trouble moving around or eating. Others lose the use of their senses or suffer from incontinence or other illnesses. A discussion with the veterinarian can help you consider the options available to you.
- Your dog is dangerous or aggressive
An overly aggressive dog can be euthanized if no other solution has helped to decrease their dangerous behaviours. However, a behavioural assessment is required to determine the cause of the animal’s aggression and to evaluate whether it is complex or temporary.
What is the purpose of euthanizing your dog?
Euthanasia lets you put an end to the suffering of your old or sick pet when remission is no longer possible. It helps prevent your dog from suffering while their health status deteriorates.
How is euthanasia performed?
The dog is placed in a peaceful room. The veterinarian administers a sedative that will ease any feeling of pain or anxiety. Once under the effects of the sedative, the dose of anesthetic is administered to the animal to put them to sleep without pain and stop their vital functions. The veterinarian then checks for heart function after a few minutes. After the procedure, your pet’s body will be consigned for communal or private cremation.
Should I accompany my dog during euthanasia?
The choice depends on each person. Some owners don’t want to be in the presence of their dog during the euthanasia. Others prefer to wait until the animal is deceased before returning to see them. The decision is entirely up to you.
As much as possible, however, it’s preferable to accompany your pet during the euthanasia. This will allow your dog to be surrounded by people they love. This also can help begin the mourning process.
Hôpital Vétérinaire Mercier offers dog euthanasia service near Montreal
Our team offers euthanasia service for dogs near Montreal to help ease your pet’s suffering with compasssion and dignity. We have set up a lounge to allow you to share your last moment with your pet.
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