Euthanasia Services for Pets

Nothing prepares you for the end of your pet’s life. Every pet holds a special place in their owner’s hearts and families, so we understand how difficult it is to realize they have reached the end of their life. We are here to ensure the peaceful passing of your pet when they have reached that stage. Having our own pets, we understand how disheartening your pet’s passing can be. We do our best to listen to your concerns and provide the best advice.

What is euthanasia in pets?

Euthanasia is often referred to as putting down your pet or putting them to sleep. It is only performed when the quality of life is low or if your pet is suffering from a terminal illness. Euthanasia ensures your pet passes away without any pain.

When should I consider euthanasia for my pet?

This decision should always be made by you, as a pet owner, with the support of a veterinarian. You are constantly around your pet and you can tell when they are becoming less of themselves or if they are in constant pain. When you bring these concerns to a veterinarian, they can provide medications for pain relief. However, your pet might still experience a decline in their comfort and quality of life. When the traits that made your pet, their unique loveable selves start to lessen and it’s impossible to reduce or remove the effects of an illness or condition, then euthanasia may be considered as an option.

If you are concerned about the quality of your pet’s life, we are here to listen and give advice on your concerns. Call our team at 204.452.9010.

What should I expect when my pet is euthanized?

You can be present during your pet’s final moments. Euthanasia by giving your pets an injection. The injection stops the heart, lungs and other organs from functioning. It takes a minute to complete and your pet doesn’t feel any pain at all.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • 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 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: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital