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Dog Euthanasia

End of Life Care for Dogs (Dog Euthanasia)

Whether your pet has experienced a long-term illness or recent trauma, we are here to help guide you through the various medical options best suited for your family and your pet, including humane euthanasia. If your pet’s quality of life begins to decline significantly due to terminal illness or a major injury, it may be time to discuss euthanasia under our trained veterinarian’s care. We are here to help guide you and your family through this process.

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


Deciding if it is the right time to euthanize your pet is one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will have to make. At Annex Animal Hospital, we are here for you every step of the way. Our staff will assist you during this difficult time by answering your questions and providing advice about the quality of life to help you reach the best decision for both you and your pet. We understand that your pet is a special part of your family, and we take special care to respect you and your family’s wishes for your beloved companion.

Can I stay with my pet for euthanasia?


Absolutely. We encourage you to stay and hold your pet and comfort them during the end of life process. Bring along a favourite toy, food, a blanket or anything else you think might bring them comfort. We will arrange for a keepsake of some fur and a paw print to take home if you wish to have them.

Does your clinic provide bereavement counselling?


For professional support after the loss of a pet, please refer to the Ontario Veterinary College for a list of sources or OVC Pet Trust.

Although we are not qualified to offer counselling services here, please be assured that you are always welcome to communicate with one of our veterinarians.

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Last updated: April 14, 2021

To our valued clients,

Our hospital is currently operating with limited staff. There are no doctors available this week, but we continue to be available for food and prescription pick-up.

Due to this, we have temporarily reduced our hours of operation until further notice. We are also experiencing an influx of emails and calls and are doing our best to get back to you as soon as possible. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Note: On April 16, 2021, we will be open until 4:00 pm. On April 17, 2021, we will be CLOSED.

    We ask that you continue to be kind to all of our team members. Please know that we are working tirelessly to return to regular programming for you and your cherished pets.

    - The team at Annex Animal Hospital