Cold Lake Veterinary Clinic

5404 55th Street
Cold Lake, AB T9M 1R5


Cold Lake Veterinary Clinic - Euthanasia Information


What to expect for the procedure:sad puppy

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 $150 - $270 + GST (dependent on size).
Prices for private cremation are established by Primrose Crematorium

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 for group cremation is dependent on size, it can range from $60 - $130 + GST under 100lbs. If the pet is larger than 100lbs, the price is
increased to $1 per pound of body weight + a $30 base rate. Prices for group cremation are established by Primrose Crematorium. 

**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.  

Our cremation services are provided by Primrose Pet Crematorium.

Euthanasia Information Handout

Saying Goodbye to Your Pet: Help your Child Understand

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 free ink pawprint or nose prints. 

We also 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

paw print disk