With compassion, pet euthanasia offers a tender farewell, bringing relief from pain and discomfort.

Saying goodbye to your feline companion is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. At Briarwood Animal Hospital, we can help you through the decision to say goodbye and help you through the grieving process.

When should I consider euthanasia?

In veterinary medicine, we have been granted the gift to end out pet’s suffering in a peaceful manner. Deciding when to say goodbye is something that must take into account many factors, including your cat’s quality of life. If you have any concerns about euthanasia, please contact your veterinarian so you may work together during this difficult time.

What happens during euthanasia?

At Briarwood Animal Hospital when you decide it is time to say goodbye to your friend, you and your companions will be placed in a private exam room. You will have the option of staying with your pet when they are euthanized. An intravenous catheter is placed in your pet’s leg and a potent anesthetic is injected into your pet. You will have the option to have your pet’s remains returned to you as well as choose memorial products such as paw-prints.

Do you do house calls?

At Briarwood, we do not offer house calls for euthanasia. If home euthanasia is the only option, we will help you find that resource.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?

Staying with your cat during euthanasia is a very personal decision. We allow you to choose whether or not you would like to be present.

What is the cost of at home or clinic euthanasia?

The cost for euthanasia varies depending on whether or not you wish for your cat’s remains to be returned to you, or if you would like any memorial products such as special urns, jewellery or a paw/nose print. Please contact the clinic for a more personalized estimate.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

The OVC Pet Loss Support Line (email:; phone: 519-824-4120 ext 53694) can be reached to help grieving pet parents cope with the loss of their furry companions.

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