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Euthanasia is not a subject all are comfortable with, but it is a very important decision that many pet owners will be faced with for their beloved animals. At Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, our patient’s quality of life is paramount and is at the root of our Veterinarian’s recommendations in the treatment and care of your pet.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Each patient has their own special set of circumstances. Every family deals with the topic of euthanasia and the grief of losing a pet in their own way. We respect everyone’s rights to their individual beliefs and personal values. We recommend speaking with your Veterinarian regarding your pet’s quality of life.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
At Westbridge Veterinary Hospital, we do not offer in-home services, but we can provide you with a list of trusted Veterinarians that do offer mobile services. Please ask the front desk for more details.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
An intravenous catheter is gently placed, most often in a forelimb. We use a topical freezing agent to make this as comfortable as possible for your pet. The euthanasia drug is administered through the catheter. The passing of your pet happens very quickly and painlessly. In some cases, such as a very nervous, anxious, or painful pet, a mild sedative will be prescribed prior to the procedure. This is all in the interest of allowing your pet to pass peacefully and with as little discomfort as possible.
Does your hospital provide bereavement counseling?
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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit and debit cards 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".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 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 Westbridge Veterinary Hospital