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Dog Euthanasia

Dog Euthanasia

Deciding to euthanize your dog is an agonizing and emotional process. Animals touch our hearts quickly, and the decision to let them leave our side can be heart-wrenching. At Crossroads Animal Hospital, we will do our best to assist you in making that final decision.

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


Euthanasia is an overdose of barbiturates given by injection that stops the dog’s heart. It is a painless, humane, termination of life. Seeking counsel from family, friends, and your veterinarian can help you with this difficult decision. Ultimately, you must trust yourself to make the best choice for your pet.

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


Currently, we do not offer this service, but we can provide you with a recommendation for a mobile veterinarian that does.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?


The euthanasia drug is administered by injection. It is done by putting a catheter into the vein on the front leg. Once the catheter is in place, the family is given some time to say their final goodbye. When everyone is ready, the drug is slowly administered into the catheter.

What is the cost of pet euthanasia?


Please call our office to speak with one of our friendly pet care specialists. We can answer any questions you may have 403-527-2829.

Does your hospital provide bereavement counselling?


At this time, we do not offer bereavement services.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Crossroads Animal Hospital