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: February 12, 2021

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.


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



We are OPEN with the following hours:

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