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Dog Euthanasia

At Avon Animal Hospital, we know that there is no harder decision an owner is faced within the life of their beloved companion than the one to say goodbye. We are here for you, to help with any questions or just be a shoulder to lean on. We will do all we can to support you in this very difficult time.

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


Euthanasia is the act of administering a highly concentrated barbiturate intravenously, resulting in the immediate and painless passing of your pet. Your veterinarian will help you decide when the time is right, taking into consideration your pet’s physical condition as well as their prognosis for improvement with treatment when further treatment is available.

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


Yes, we offer at home euthanasia’s whenever possible.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?


The medication is given intravenously which allows for it to enter the bloodstream and act immediately upon injection.

What is the cost of pet euthanasia?


There are a few factors that will impact the cost of euthanasia and aftercare. Please call us, and once we are clear regarding your needs and wants for your pet, we can provide you with an estimate of fees.

Does your hospital provide bereavement counselling?


The loss of a pet can have a significant impact on lives for many different reasons; please know that you are not alone. The most important thing to do is ensure you get the support you need to help you through this difficult time. There are many resources available including:

Atlantic Veterinary College Pet Help Line
1-902-388-0752
Sun-Thurs 6:00pm-9:00pm
pethelpline@upei.ca

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed reception area” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to please call the number posted on our windows. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets and equine, as well as time-sensitive vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and Sunday: CLOSED

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

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

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Avon Animal Hospital