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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: July 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

We will now see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

Beginning June 29, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:

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: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Sydenham River Veterinary Office:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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