250.475.2287

Euthanasia Services for Cats

No amount of preparation can get you ready for saying goodbye to your furry family member. Here at Pacific Cat Clinic, we are pet parents just like you. We have also gone through the painful experience of watching our pets cross over the rainbow bridge. When the time comes, euthanasia is the most humane option available. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 250.475.2287 to start the conversation.

How do I know if my cat should be euthanized?

Our goal as your cat’s healthcare providers is to ensure they live as healthy as possible, for as long as possible. When treatments and medications can no longer relieve them of their pain, or if their quality of life has decreased so much so that they can no longer eat, breathe or move without extensive medical assistance, then it may be time to consider euthanasia.

Can I be with my cat while they are being euthanized?

Absolutely. We have a private area specifically designed for this procedure. You and your loved ones will have all the time you need to say your goodbyes. We suggest bringing with you your cat’s favourite items to give them added comfort. As a Fear Free Certified practice, our staff are also trained on special stress-reducing techniques for our patients, so you can rest assured your cat will be in compassionate and capable hands.

Do cats know when they are being euthanized?

It is common for cats who are terminally ill to stay in their beds or comfortable areas of their home. Many interpret this as a signal they are preparing to permanently rest and close their eyes. That being said, there is no concrete evidence to suggest cats know they are dying, or, in particular that they are being euthanized. The entire process is 100% pain-free. After the drug is administered, your pet will fall into a peaceful sleep. Once unconscious, the drug will cause their organs to fail one by one.

Last Updated: August 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

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

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers 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".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    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!

    - Your dedicated team at Pacific Cat Clinic