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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.


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Last updated: April 17, 2021

McKnight Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, McKnight Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building.


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.

Reminder: Wait times are very long so please be patient with us as we do our best to accommodate everyone. Polite and courteous treatment of staff is required. We are trying our best to provide care for your pets. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

- Your McKnight Veterinary Team