We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Cat Euthanasia

Euthanasia is the hardest thing about having a pet, but the majority of the times it is the most selfless act we can do for them at the end of their lives. We allow them the dignity of not suffering from terminal diseases or extreme pain.

When should I consider euthanasia?

When you feel that it is the time to euthanize your cat cannot be answered by anyone but you and your family. As pet ‘parents’ we often just know or feel that our pets tell us. Think about their quality of life; are they eating and enjoying the treats that they normally do, are they comfortable and pain-free (with or without the support of medications), are there more bad days than good?

What happens during euthanasia?

Before the euthanasia pets are sedated to help them relax and reduce stress. The euthanasia injection is an overdose of an anesthetic allowing the pet to fall asleep and then the medication stops their heart and other vital organs.

Do you do house calls?

We often go into the home of owners to help them with the passing of their pet in a quiet and relaxed environment. This reduces stress for both pets and owners in a very difficult time.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?

We want you to take as much time as you need to be with your cat during the end of life process. We will explain the steps in the procedure and answer any questions that you have.

What is the cost of at home or in-clinic euthanasia?

Costs can vary depending on size and situation with cats. Please contact our clinic for a better estimate on pricing.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

Yes. Everyone processes the loss of a pet differently and we want to help you understand and be at peace with the passing of your companion.

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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 506.466.2543. 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: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to change.

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. We encourage payments to be done over the phone with a credit card or e-Transfer.

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 Mayfield Veterinary Clinic