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Euthanasia Services for Pets

It can be incredibly difficult for fur parents to see their cherished pet’s health and quality of life deteriorating. The conversation around euthanasia is heavy and even more difficult to consider. We want you to know that Southglen Veterinary Hospital is here to provide support and advice to you when it’s time to discuss end of life care.

What is euthanasia in pets?

Euthanasia is a gentle and painless way to end your pet’s life, as they would otherwise suffer. This is only recommended by veterinarians when all medical procedures to remedy your pet’s condition/illness have been unsuccessful.

How is euthanasia carried out in my pet?

The procedure begins with giving your pet a sedative, and then they are given medication to end their suffering. It only takes seconds to complete and during that time, your pet does not experience any discomfort or pain.

When does euthanasia become an option for my pet?

Euthanasia should only be carried out when your pet’s quality of life becomes poor. As a pet owner if you notice that your pet is having more bad days than good and becoming less of their usual selves then you might want to speak with your veterinarian. Some signs that indicate your pet’s quality of life is poor are if they are:

  • Less playful
  • Sleeping a lot
  • In pain
  • Eating or drinking less
  • Losing weight
  • Hiding from you and other people/animals
  • Less interactive
  • Displaying increased vocalizations
  • Shaking or trembling
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    These are all signs that your pet is in pain or their health is declining. If you notice any of these signs in your pet with no apparent reason speak with a veterinarian. At Southglen Veterinary Hospital we are here to listen to your concerns about your pet’s health. Give us a call at 204-452-0077.

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    Last updated: April 5, 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.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Pick-up Only)

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Southglen Veterinary Hospital