The decision to say goodbye to your pet is never easy. We know that they are more than just loyal companions, but are cherished and loved members of your family. For this reason, our team handles these cases with the utmost sensitivity and consideration.

When should I consider pet euthanasia?

Our team will help you determine if euthanasia is an option to consider. Euthanasia may be an option for pets who are no longer benefitting from certain treatment plans for injuries or diseases or those that are in chronic pain. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are uncertain how to proceed; we are here to support you during this difficult time.

What is the process of pet euthanasia?

The team at Bow River Veterinary Centre is here to assist you and your pet through this difficult process. Because we assess each pet individually, we request you to please contact the clinic to discuss the process of euthanasia further.

Do you do house calls?

Yes, the comfort and safety of our patients are our top priority so we are happy to visit you and your pet in your home.

Can I stay with my pet during euthanasia?

Yes. At Bow River, we provide a private and comforting place for you to say your goodbyes.

Do you offer bereavement support services?

Yes. We provide our clients with ample explanation of the euthanasia process, including an information package on dealing with the loss of a pet and recommendations for local support groups to join. Our pet memorial service, Gateway also offers 24/7 grief support through their careline.

What products do you offer to help memorialize my pet?

When a general cremation is chosen, an impression of your pet’s unique paw print can be cast onto a Memorial Clay Paw Print.

With private cremations, you can choose a personalized Urn to cherish your beloved pet for many years to come. With this option, you will also receive the Memorial Clay Paw Print. Below are the standard Urns available:

Cedar Latch Urn | Decorative Metal Urn – Blue | Decorative Metal Urn – Tan

If you wish to upgrade your memorial product, you can view all available options here.

As always, our team is here to answer any questions you may having during this difficult time.