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Dog Euthanasia

Euthanasia is the most difficult decision a pet owner must make. Our staff are here to evaluate your pet and help you make the best decision for the life of your dog. We are incredibly empathetic during this time and always here to help.

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


Deciding when the time is right is a very personal decision. If you are thinking about this, we encourage you to discuss this with your Veterinarian.

How is the euthanasia drug administered?


When performed, the staff will place an IV catheter so that the procedure is as smooth as it can be. The veterinarian will first administer a sedative using the catheter, and then the injection will be given after. We strive to make this procedure as smooth as possible and never rush you as we understand this is the hardest part of owning a pet.

What is the cost of pet euthanasia?


Please call the hospital a member of our team will be able to provide you with more information. Our contact number is 403.457.0911.

Last updated: October 5, 2021

NOTICE: OUR HOURS OF OPERATION HAVE TEMPORARILY CHANGED. We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY: 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES AVAILABLE
----- NO 24- HOUR URGENT CARE SERVICES THURSDAY to SATURDAY -----

WALK-IN ONLY SERVICES FOR ALL OTHER NON-URGENT MEDICAL NEEDS.
PLEASE NOTE: APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS WILL RECOMMENCE NOV 1, 2021.
Walk-in clinic hours:  MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (RETAIL & PHARMACY ONLY)
-- No Veterinarians available on Saturdays --

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe.  We have implemented the Alberta Health Services Guidelines at the McKnight 24-Hour Veterinary Hospital in an effort to keep you safe. At this time, clients are required to wait outside by the hospital entrance, where a Client Care Representative will be greeting you and collecting vital information about your pet to be admitted to triage. CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619