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: February 28, 2022.

    Dear valued clients,

    We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. We are pleased to announce our new appointment protocols effective Monday February 28, 2022.

    We are now allowing ONE pet parent per appointment to accompany their pet into the clinic for their veterinary appointment. If you would prefer a curbside appointment, please just let us know.

    For appointments with our technicians (i.e. injections, suture removal, anal glands, etc.), we ask that you please pay attention to the clinic capacity and if necessary step outside for a few minutes to accommodate the flow of the clinic with capacity restrictions.

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

  • Masks are required while in the clinic
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily continue to provide you with curbside services
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • ONE pet parent will be allowed inside the clinic for the appointments. If you have children with you, we ask that your appointment remains curbside as this will go past our 3 person limit in the clinic
  • We will allow up to a maximum of 3 clients in the clinic lobby at any one time

    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