Humane euthanasia is a very heartbreaking reality of sharing your life with your dog. 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.
What is humane euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Deciding to euthanize your dog 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.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
Yes, one of our veterinarians and a Registered Veterinary Technologists are available to come to your house and perform a humane euthanasia in the comfort of your home. To enquire 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.
What’s the cost of 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.
Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?
The hardest part of owning a dog 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 your concerns. 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.
What happens to my dog after it is euthanized?
When you decide to euthanize your dog 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 dog’s ashes back. Your dog is 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 dog’s ashes back in a sealed urn of your choice or a scatter box. Once the ashes have returned from the crematorium we will call you to let you know that they are ready for pick up at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.