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Cat Euthanasia

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.

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Last Updated: December 17, 2020

Dear Clients,

As of December 11, 2020 our veterinary hospital will continue to operate with a closed-door policy.

1. WE WILL SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS

3. PAYMENT METHODS

Credit/Debit cards are the preferred payment method.

4. CHANGES TO CURBSIDE PICKUP

With the cold weather approaching we will be changing our curbside pickup protocol:

  1. For the purchase of food, treats and/or medications please call at least an hour ahead of time, and your order will be prepared. Prepaying over the phone is recommended.
  2. Our main door will be open for purchase/pickup of food, treats and medications only.
  3. Masks are mandatory in hospital at all times. No exceptions. Please use our hand sanitizer in the clinic.
  4. Maximum of two people in the reception area at all times.
  5. If you have not already prepaid, you will pay for your order at the reception desk. Please maintain social distancing while in the clinic and do not wander throughout the clinic.
  6. Your order will be ready with your name on it. Once you have paid for your order at the reception desk, you can pick it up on your way out.

*Please note, only one person per family is allowed in the building to pick up items.

5. ONLINE ORDERING 

Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!

6. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

7. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

8. OPERATION HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will always be here, so your pet will continue to receive the care they deserve. With this new system, we will provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members. This protocol may take longer; however, it is something we have to do to keep our community safe. With that in mind, please be extra patient and kind to our team members. These circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-342-6040. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital