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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
Sun-Thurs 6:00pm-9:00pm

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