We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
At Companion Animal Hospital, we understand that deciding to say goodbye is never easy. We will walk you through these final steps with dignity, compassion and care.
When should I consider pet euthanasia?
When the bad days outnumber the good, it’s time to have a quality of life discussion with your vet. They can help you make the right choice.
What is the process for cat euthanasia?
You will be greeted and immediately guided into a comfortable, dimly lit room. Your beloved pet will be taken into the treatment area where they will be given a slight sedative and have an IV catheter placed. It allows us to eliminate some stress and gain vein access. We will bring your companion back into your room where you may take as much or as little time as you would like. When you are ready for the procedure to proceed, you may click the remote provided to signal treatment staff and your veterinarian to come to your aid. These last moments are incredibly personal. It is our mission to ensure your friend has a peaceful send-off. The vet will give an IV overdose of anesthetic, check for heart and lung sounds, and let you know when your companion has passed.
Do you do house calls?
We may be able to accommodate an at-home visit depending on our availability. Please give us a call so we can discuss options in great detail.
Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?
What is the cost of at home or in-hospital euthanasia?
Prior to your appointment, you are welcome to call. Our non-judgmental and caring staff can speak with you in great detail about costs, care of remains and any other special requests you may have to help at this difficult time.
What does it mean when the candle behind the reception desk is lit?
It means someone is having to say good-bye to a dear friend. During this time, we would appreciate your respect and consideration.
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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 took effect Thursday, March 19, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.434.3111. We will meet you at the door and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Once the examination is finished, the veterinarian will call you to discuss treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a cell phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive appointments and surgeries. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following NEW hours as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 : Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 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 take payment over the phone and bring your order to the door. 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.
6. 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 Companion Animal Hospital