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Dog Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a very personal experience for everyone. Most times, a veterinary technician is present to assist the doctor. The medication used for euthanasia is injected into a vein. The most difficult part of the procedure is finding a viable vein. This is even more difficult in very sick/very old patients or patients that are struggling. The placement of a catheter may be placed if we feel it is needed to make this as pleasant of an experience as possible. The technician will give your pet a gentle hug, while at the same time holding the limb (often the front leg) to help expose the vein for access. Owners, if they wish to stay present, are encouraged to hold, pet and talk to their pet as well.

We want this procedure to go smoothly and quickly to help minimize the anxiety and fear in both you and your pet. Once the needle is in place, the doctor will begin injecting the solution. Your pet does not feel pain during the euthanasia. Usually within six to twelve seconds after the solution is injected, the pet will take a slightly deeper breath, then finally lapse into what looks like a deep sleep. The pet, although completely unconscious, may continue to take a few more breaths (sometimes even gasps), before all movement ceases. Your pet may or may not urinate/defecate as the body completely relaxes, the eyes will remain open. The doctor or technician will then use a stethoscope to confirm that the heart has stopped beating.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?


It is very difficult to determine when is the right time, a conversation can definitely be had between you and your veterinarian. A saying that we use often here at Mountain Road is, “you know your pet best.” You want to ensure that your beloved pet still has a quality of life and can still enjoy doing what he or she always DID enjoy. You as an owner may never feel like, “this is the right time,” but our team here will do our best to guide you through this difficult decision and time. Euthanasia is a gift, something that, when used appropriately and timely, prevents further physical suffering for the pet and emotional suffering of the family. Making the actual decision is the hardest part of the experience.

Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?


Yes, here at Mountain Road we offer house calls. This service can be made for euthanasia, please contact us to further discuss your options.

What drug is used?


The drug used for euthanasia is Euthansol.

Whats the cost of euthanasia?


Cost of euthanasia depends on the pet and the conditions the pet is in. Please call us at 506-382-0061 for any pricing info.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.382.0061. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Mountain Road Animal Hospital