Providing compassionate care during a difficult time.

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 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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