The bond you have with your pet is irreplaceable. Considering to end their life peacefully can be a difficult decision, regardless of their current health status. Whether you're trying to navigate a pet's health prognosis or you've just come to terms with moving forward with the procedure, our team will support you through every stage of this difficult journey.
How do I know if euthanasia is the best option?
The relationship you and your pet have fostered with our veterinary team will lay the foundation for the advice we'll provide you. Informed by your anecdotal information about your pet's daily life, medical history, physical examination and quality of life, we'll determine if you should consider euthanasia. Ultimately, you and your family will make the final decision since you have insight into how your pet's medical issues impact their daily life. To learn more about the procedure, please contact us at 905-877-2258.
What could be impacting my pet's quality of life?
Pets tend to have more medical issues as they get older. If your senior pet has a chronic illness, their quality of life could deteriorate quickly. Quality of life describes your pet's capacity to live a full life on a daily basis. It is based on factors like hunger, hygiene, hydration, happiness, mobility, pain, and the amount of consecutive good days they have. Pets with a poor quality of life tend to have the following:
- High levels of pain, unchanged by treatment
- Stopped eating or drinking independently
- Frequent indoor urination accidents
- Lack of mobility
Which conditions affect a pet's quality of life?
Conditions like blindness, cancer, chronic renal disease, deafness, osteoarthritis, injury and obesity can significantly impact your pet's quality of life. If you decide euthanasia is the best way to ease your pet's pain and preserve their dignity, we'll work with you to create a detailed plan to honour them. We'll help you decide how to handle their remains, burial, memorial, and ways to commemorate their life. Though this decision is never easy, our team will support you to ensure you can prioritize as much time as possible with your pet during their final days.