Euthanasia is a very heartbreaking reality of sharing your life with your cat. We know how difficult it is to say goodbye to a furry family member and the veterinarians at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital are here to advise and support you through this very difficult time.
When should I consider euthanasia?
Deciding to euthanize your cat is a very tough decision and it is difficult to know when it is the right time to say goodbye. Our veterinarians can help you make this decision by doing a quality of life exam and discussing your options. Please contact the staff at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital if you have any questions about euthanasia.
What happens during euthanasia?
We will have a private, quiet room ready for you when you come in with your cat. We want to make them as comfortable as possible, an intravenous catheter will be placed in your cat’s front leg and a sedation and pain medication may be given. When you are ready one our compassionate veterinarians will administer a medication that will euthanize your cat. The veterinarian will give you as much time as you need and will check on you periodically while you visit. After you have finished saying goodbye your veterinarian will take care of your cat.
Do you do house calls?
Yes, one of our veterinarians and a Registered Veterinary Technologist will come to your house and perform a euthanasia on your cat in the comfort of your home. To inquire about a home euthanasia please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to perform a humane euthanasia in the comfort of your home. We hope to be able to offer this service again once all restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to do so.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
When you decide to euthanize your cat, you are welcome to stay with them for as long as you would like during the entire procedure. Alternatively, if you do not feel comfortable being present, you may choose to leave your pet in the care of one of our compassionate veterinarians and Registered Veterinarian Technologist once you have had time to say goodbye.
What is the cost of at home or clinic euthanasia?
There are many factors that are considered in determining the cost of a euthanasia. Please contact a staff member at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital to inquire.
What happens to my cat after it is euthanized?
When you decide to euthanize your cat our veterinarians will ask you about cremation. There are 2 options when it comes to cremation, general and private cremation. A general cremation means you do not get your cat’s ashes back, they are cremated with other animals and their ashes are spread on the property of the Red Deer Pet Cremation Services. A private cremation means you get your cat’s ashes back in a sealed urn or a chatterbox and we call you when the ashes arrive at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
The hardest part of owning a cat is making the decision to euthanize your furry family member. If you have gone through the process and continue to have questions our veterinarians are available to discuss it at any time. There are a number of pet bereavement groups available if you wish to seek further emotional support. Please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital for further information.