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Cold Lake Veterinary Clinic - Euthanasia Information
What to expect for the procedure:
Please call from the parking lot when you are here for your appointment and we will ensure the room is prepared prior to bringing you and your pet inside.
Once you are in the room, we will get the logistics out of the way first: we will discuss what you want for after care options, have you sign our consent form and then we will take payment.
The cost of the euthanasia procedure itself is $112 + GST.
Options for After-Care:
1.) At-Home Burial: You can take your pet home to bury as long as you bury at least 5 feet underground, as per local bylaws.
2.) Private Cremation: This option refers to your pets ashes being returned to you. The cost is $140 - $245 + GST (dependent on size).
3.) Group Cremation: Alternatively, you can let the clinic take care of remains for you. This option you do not get your pets ashes returned to you. The cost is $55 or $85 + GST (dependent on size).
**If you do get ashes back, they come back in what we call a "scatter bag" which is a sealed satin cloth bag. If you would like to purchase an urn through us, we can order directly through Primrose Pet Crematorium (see booklet with urn prices here) or you can order from our online store. Once in the store, you need to first register as a user, and then wait for the welcome email. Once registered, you will be able to see pricing ($45-$350 depending on size and style.) When you place the order for the urn, have it delivered to the clinic and we will place the ashes in it for you and notify you when the ashes are ready to be picked up. https://coldlakevetclinic.clientvantage.ca/miscurns
Our cremation services are provided by Primrose Pet Crematorium.
Quality of Life Questionnaires:
To help you decide what level of Quality of Life your pet currently has, and to track how things are progressing, please access one of the questionnaires below. There is also an app called Grey Muzzle that can be helpful for tracking any changes in your pet day by day.
How to assess pain in dogs: BEAP Pain Scale for Dogs
How to assess pain in cats: Feline Grimace Scale
We offer clay disk paw imprints for $170 + GST. The artistry is done by Peartree Impressions in Calgary, and other samples of their work can be found at https://www.facebook.com/peartreeimpressions
Memorial Glass Pendant
An Alberta-based business that can make a beautiful memorial glass pendant using a small amount of your pet's ashes: Glass House Experience
Please visit their website to deal with them directly once we have returned your pet's ashes to you.