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Euthanasia Services for Pets

Here at Dundas Veterinary Services, we are animal lovers and lifelong pet owners, just like you. We empathize with you during this difficult time. Choosing to allow your pet to have a painless and peaceful death is an impossible decision to make. Please know that our team is here to support you every step of the way. As always, please feel free to reach out to us so that we can discuss with you all of the details about our humane euthanasia procedure. We will answer any questions you may have about the process.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Pet euthanasia is a humane process that allows you to say goodbye to your pet in our safe and comfortable environment. Ultimately, you and your family will have the final say in deciding if euthanasia is the right option for your situation. During a scheduled consultation, we will discuss with you everything you need to know. Some factors that may indicate that euthanasia is a viable option for your pet are:

  • They are in chronic pain that cannot be managed with medication
  • They are no longer able to eat properly
  • They experience chronic coughing/ difficulty breathing
  • They have lost interest and/or ability to take part in activities they previously enjoyed (e.g. walking, playing, running)
  • How is the euthanasia drug administered?

    The medication is typically administered via an IV injection. Essentially, your pet is given a drug overdose which causes organ failure. The entire procedure takes a few minutes and your pet will not feel any pain or discomfort. You and other members of your family are welcome to be with your pet through the entire process. We do our best to create a safe and comforting place for all of you.

    Last updated: April 5, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. 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.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    5. 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.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Dundas Veterinary Services