Cat Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to a furry loved one is very difficult. Here at North Town Veterinary Hospital, we know how hard it really is, we have pets too.

When should I consider euthanasia?

It’s really everyone’s personal comfort level. You really need to look at the quality of life your cat is leading. North Town Veterinary Hospital is here to help you if you wish, with a quality of life exam. A physical exam is done and the doctor can answer any of your questions you may have.

What happens during euthanasia?

During euthanasia, your cat might be given a sedative. We place an IV catheter in one of the legs, then you can spend as much time with your pet. When you are ready, the doctor gives your pet an injection, which is an overdose of a drug that helps them fall asleep and their heart stops. This can happen in matters of seconds.

Do you do house calls?

Unfortunately, we do not do house calls.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?

All families are welcome to stay with their furry family member during the euthanasia.

What is the cost of at home or clinic euthanasia?

The cost of euthanasia ranges based on species, the size of pet and different aftercare options, such as an urn or paw print. Aftercare options can be seen at the Gateway Pet Memorial website.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

North Town Veterinary Hospital does recommend that you take advantage of all of the bereavement counselling options that are available to us. We recommend speaking to one of our customer service representatives for further information.


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North Town Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, North Town Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community we are limiting the amount of clients permitted inside of our building. We have initiated a semi- open door policy to allow one person inside the hospital while your pet is here for a scheduled exam. One person is also permitted inside the hospital for surgical drop offs. Our emergency services remain closed door to clients as our building does not allow for proper social distancing while waiting for the veterinarian. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment, surgical drop off or emergency service to gain further direction from one of our team members. You can also place an order for pet food through our Online Store by visiting our website.


- If possible, please call us at 905-451-2000 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 905-451-2000, and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.