Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Euthanasia

Unfortunately, there may come a time where it is in your beloved cat’s best interest to consider euthanasia. This is an important and very difficult decision to make with many factors to consider. Please contact the clinic if you require assistance with this decision.

When should I consider euthanasia?

You should consider euthanasia if your pet has a terminal or progressive illness and is considered to be suffering. We often reflect on their quality of life, to help us come to this difficult decision. We measure the quality of life based on your pet’s behaviour, appetite, clinical symptoms and how they are feeling on a daily basis.

What Happens during euthanasia?

We can help you decide if euthanasia is an appropriate decision for your pet. We may offer a sedative, to help your cat relax and feel at ease throughout the process. An intravenous catheter is then placed in one of the front limbs to allow for delivery of the euthanasia drug.

Do you do house-calls?

We do not offer house calls, however, please contact the office and we can put you in contact with a house call service.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?

Yes of course, and we encourage our clients to stay as your pet will greatly appreciate it.

What is the cost of at-home or clinic euthanasia?

Please contact the office for more information.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

Yes we can offer support in bereavement counselling, however, if you require more intensive ongoing help there are many support groups that you can reach out to, such as Purina Pawsway and the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Loss Support Hotline at 519-824-4120 extension 53694.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at McLean Animal Hospital