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Euthanasia Services for Pets

For us here at Champlain Animal Hospital, our pets are more than just loyal companions, they really are members of our family. We understand the impossible position that you now find yourself in as your pet enters the ending of their life. Please rest assured that our team will be with you every step of the way. Do not think twice about reaching out to us with any of your questions about our euthanasia services.

When is the right time for euthanasia?

The choice will always be up to you and your loved ones. Your veterinarian will explain to you all of the options that you have at hand, and if euthanasia is a viable one for your pet’s case.

When is pet euthanasia usually recommended?

Usually, a discussion about euthanasia may take place if your pet is suffering from a terminal illness or chronic pain that is no longer responsive to treatment. If your pet, for example, no longer has control of their bodily functions, or can no longer eat, drink or move around properly, it may be time to consider euthanasia.

What happens during a pet euthanasia? Is it painful?

The process is 100% pain-free for your pet. They will feel like they are falling to sleep. The euthanasia drug is administered via injection. Once your pet has been injected they will gradually lose consciousness. Then, the medication will cause their organs to fail.

Can I stay with my pet during their euthanasia?

Absolutely. You can stay with your pet throughout the entire procedure, so that you can properly say your goodbyes. During this current pandemic situation, we ask that you please wear a face mask while inside our hospital.


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Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


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


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Champlain Animal Hospital