Euthanasia Services for Pets

Considering euthanasia for your beloved pets is heartbreaking not just for you, but for everyone in your family. We want you to know that at Sims Veterinary Hospital, our team sympathizes with you as you make this difficult decision. Our team is always available to listen to your concerns and provide advice on your pet’s situation.

What is euthanasia in pets?

Euthanasia is the term used to describe the gentle and painless way of ending your pet’s life. This is only recommended when all medical treatments to improve your pet’s quality of life have been unsuccessful. Our team is here to provide you with support and information about the process. To learn more about euthanasia please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 613.531.3334.

How can I tell if my pet has a poor quality of life?

When your furry friend’s quality of life becomes poor they start to act differently. If your pet starts having more bad days than good ones, this may be a sign that their quality of life is depleting. Other signs of a poor quality of life can include:

  1. Sleeping more often
  2. Being less playful
  3. Eating or drinking less
  4. Weight loss
  5. Aggressive behaviour
  6. Shaking or trembling
  7. Hiding from you or other animals

What should I expect when my pet is euthanized?

Our veterinarians have received special training to perform euthanasia seamlessly. The entire process takes seconds to be completed. Pet owners are allowed to be present to say farewell to their cherished pets. We give your pet a sedative to keep them calm and comfortable, then we administer the medication to end their life.

Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we wanted to keep everyone updated on our protocols. We have decided that our clinic will continue with mandatory face masks after March 21, 2022. This will be for all staff and all clients entering the clinic.

We understand that this may not be the update that some were hoping for. Our team continues to work in close quarters, it’s imperative that we continue to take these safety measures. This will help ensure that we can operate properly and continue to provide the best medical care for your pets. It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. With our exam room size and length of time spent with you, our doctors appreciate your compliance with our face mask requirements and hope this will continue.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary.

  • For medication/food pickup and payments, a maximum of 2 people are allowed in reception at one time. Upon arrival please call us at 613-531-3334.
  • Only 1 client will be allowed into the exam rooms at this time due to insufficient social distancing space
  • Face masks are mandatory when interacting with our team
  • Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us all stay healthy. Please be considerate of our staff. We ask only for courtesy and kindness when working with our team as they continue to work tirelessly to provide the best level of care for your pet during these trying times.

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital