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Euthanasia Services for Pets

Our team would like to share our deepest sympathies as you consider euthanizing your pet. As pet owners, we empathise with you in evaluating the best options for your pet. We are highly sensitive to your needs during this time and do our best to support you in your decision to say goodbye. We want to ensure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your entire family. Don’t hesitate to connect with us to discuss any questions or concerns you might have at 604.858.4415.

This is a difficult decision for me. How can I be sure I’m making the right choice?

Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technologists can offer advice for the best course of action to ensure your pet’s quality of life. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and your family. When deciding whether or not to euthanize your pet, consider the ways their lives are being affected by pain. We want to prioritize your pet’s wellbeing, even if it means peacefully ending their lives. Sharing observations about your pet recently like their engagement level with activities they used to enjoy could be helpful when discussing this with our veterinary team.

How does pet euthanasia work?

Euthanasia allows us to respectfully end your pet’s life, prioritizing a painless and easeful crossing over the rainbow bridge. Our highly trained team performs the procedure in around 20 seconds, ensuring your pet doesn’t feel any discomfort. First, we give your pet a sedative before giving them the medication to end their life.

I’m having a hard time thinking about losing my pet. Is this normal?

Grief is completely normal during this process. Be kind to yourself as you consider the loss of your beloved furry family member. Share your feelings with your loved ones and reflect on the beautiful life your pet has had. You might also consider joining a support group or connecting with your healthcare provider if grief is significantly affecting your daily routine.

How do I prepare to euthanize my pet?

Nothing can truly prepare you to lose your pet. That being said, there are a few things you can do to make the process go smoothly:

  • Have an open conversation with your family about how the loss of your pet will impact them
  • If you have children, consider using picture books or kid-friendly videos about grief to help them process this
  • Discuss ways your family might memorialize your pet
  • Take time to feel your feelings to their full extent
  • Know that our team is only a phone call away


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    Last updated: July 15, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have 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!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Note: We are closed everyday between 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Sardis Animal Hospital