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Euthanasia Services for Pets

If you and your loved ones are in the process of saying goodbye to your furry family member, please know our team will be here to guide you through the entire end-of-life process. Here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic, we provide hospice care for your beloved pet to ensure they receive the best comfort and management of their environment in their later stages of their life. This includes consideration of pain management strategies, physiotherapy, environmental adaptations and all possible compassionate considerations. Once you reach the point where euthanasia is a viable option, please do not hesitate to let us know and to call us at 403.239.4657 with any of your questions about the process.

What is euthanasia like for pets?

Euthanasia is a humane way for pets to cross over the rainbow bridge. The euthanasia drug is administered via injection. First, it will cause your pet to fall into a peaceful sleep. Then, it will cause their organs to fail systematically. Pets feel no pain whatsoever and the process is complete within a matter of minutes.

How do I know when it is the right time to say goodbye to my pet?

The decision will always be up to you and your loved ones. During a one-on-one consultation, your veterinarian will explain to you all of the choices you have available, and if euthanasia is a viable course of action for your pet.
Some of the factors you can consider in your decision-making process are:

  • If your pet is no longer responsive to pain medications
  • If they can no longer eat, drink or relieve themselves on their own
  • How much does it cost to put a pet to sleep?

    For our most up-to-date service rates, please reach out to us at 403.239.4657.

    Can a pet wake up after or during euthanasia?

    This is a common concern for loving pet owners. The truth is there is no danger of your pet waking up once the euthanasia drug has been admitted. Losing consciousness is one of the first effects of the medication.

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    Last updated: May 27, 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!

    As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. ONLINE ORDERS

    The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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