The decision to euthanize a pet is not an easy one to make, but there can be other factors for and against the procedure.
A team of people can help you make your pet more comfortable at the end of her life.
Allowing your surviving pets to “say goodbye” might help them — and you — adjust to household changes after a pet’s death.
Planning early might not make your pet’s death any easier on you, but it may give you more time to focus on him during and after the end of his life.
When I found out a veterinarian was charging clients an extra fee for the “privilege” of being with their pets while they were euthanized, I got angry.
I tried to stall them. I urged them to try the medication I had prescribed. But they wanted their dog euthanized, and I found myself in ethical turmoil.
Ultimately, the responsibility is yours. Educating yourself now can help you if you ever find yourself facing a situation like this.
The manager of an animal shelter deals with a lot of responsibility every day. But in the end, are the rewards worth the heartache?
Every year, 2.7 million pets in animal shelters in the United States are euthanized — that’s around 36% of pets who enter the shelters.