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Dog Euthanasia

Pets are great companions and are even known to aid people with healing and stress reduction. But when your beloved companion’s quality of life is in question, is it time to say goodbye?

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

Humane Pet Euthanasia is a procedure that humanely aids and assists a pet in death, to end suffering. Knowing when the time is right to assist your pet on their journey is a difficult question and the answer is different for each individual pet owner.  Some things to consider are what is your pet’s quality of life? Are they still mobile, eating and drinking? Do you think your pet is in pain? Are they still able to do the things they love? Is their declining health starting to affect your bond and relationship in a negative way?

Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?

Pet euthanasia can be done in the comfort of your own home by a veterinarian that provides house call services.

What drug is used?

A highly concentrated injectable drug compound called Sodium Pentobarbital is given intravenously.

What is the cost of 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 www.gatewaypetmemorial.com

Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?

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, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 905-451-2000 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital and our Doctor will communicate the results of the examination via telephone. 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.

Online consultations are now available!

- If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.