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: November 19, 2021

    Dear valued clients,

    We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

    Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

    We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us.

    - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic