Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Cat Euthanasia

Cat Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to a beloved family member is never easy, but here at Seneca Animal Clinic, we strive to make sure your cat is surrounded by love until the very end.

When should I consider pet euthanasia?

Your veterinarian is here to discuss your pet’s quality of life in order to allow you to determine when it is the right time for you and your pet. If your pet is unable to enjoy the things in life that used to make him or her happy, then please give us a call at Seneca Animal Clinic.

What is the process for cat euthanasia?

The process of euthanasia involves an intravenous injection of an anesthetic agent. Your veterinarian may choose to give a sedative prior to the procedure to allow your cat to feel more relaxed and they may place a catheter to allow for easier access to your cats vein.

Do you do house calls?

The doctors at Seneca Animal Clinic are not licensed for house calls but we are able to provide recommendations to veterinarians who are.

Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?

Absolutely. The decision to be present during your pet’s euthanasia is entirely up to you. The doctor will walk you through what’s going to happen and ensure that you are ready to proceed.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

Our veterinarians are always here to talk but if they feel you need to speak with a bereavement counselor they can help you make the connection you need.


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Last updated: August 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

Thank you for choosing Seneca Animal Clinic for your pets' veterinary needs. As we continue to adjust to the "new normal," we have implemented new protocols to keep you and our team safe.

It is still preferred that you stay in your vehicle while we bring your pet in for their appointment. However, as of August 14, 2020, we will be allowing one client to accompany their pet during their visit for urgent, new puppy/kitten, or euthanasia appointments.

Should you choose to come in with your pet, we kindly ask that you comply with the following protocols:

  • Our doors will remain locked. Please call us at 416.494.1109 upon your arrival.
  • Face coverings must be worn to enter the clinic.
  • Physical distance with staff and other clients while inside the building.
  • Use hand santizing station upon entry.
  • 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".
  • If you wish to wait in your vehicle during the appointment, 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.

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


    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.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    - Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    - Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    - Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    - Sunday: CLOSED

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

    - Your dedicated team at Seneca Animal Clinic