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Dog Euthanasia

Our team members take great pride in being compassionate when helping our clients through the most difficult part of their pet’s life and in making the choice to say goodbye. Making decisions regarding the aftercare of your pet can also be incredibly hard when you are grieving. Our staff is always available to discuss cremation and memorial products with you.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Euthanasia is a medical procedure that intentionally ends life to relieve pain and suffering. It is always hard to know when is the right time is as every animal and situation are different. Our veterinarians can perform a quality of life assessment to help evaluate your pet and make a recommendation of treatment versus euthanasia.

Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?

Unfortunately, mobile services aren’t available. However, we do offer a private comfort room in our clinic that can help make things feel more like home.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?

The euthanasia solution is typically administered intravenously (directly into the vein). It helps the procedure to go quickly and smoothly.

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Last updated: October 25, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are all aware of the concerns and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Due to the close public contact that our work requires, we have taken necessary measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members. As part of our due diligence, we have decided to consolidate our staff by maintaining all operations at Merritt Animal Hospital and Dresden Veterinary Clinic with a closed door policy and have our Sydenham River location open for medication/food pickup ONLY. 

The safety of our team members and clients is very important to us. As such, we will continue to follow all provincial health standards by having extensive cleaning protocols, wearing masks and gloves, and practicing physical distancing as much as possible within our teams.

Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

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.

OPERATING HOURS

Merritt Animal Hospital:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dresden Veterinary Clinic:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Sydenham River Veterinary Office:
Thursday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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

- Your D.M.S Group Veterinary Team