End of life care and euthanasia are not subjects that we enjoy discussing and they fill many of us with fear. Talking about what is a taboo for many though, can help accepting the inevitable. Taking on and caring for an animal is usually something that fills most of us with joy and happiness. However - our pets have a much shorter life expectancy than we have and most of us have to realize at some point that our pet's quality of life is not the same as it used to be. Deciding to end an animal's life will without a doubt be one of the hardest things we ever have to do.
We often find that taking the time and having an open and clear conversation about euthanasia can help the pet owner to decide that “now is the time”.
Surely there won't be any vets around who enjoy putting animals “to sleep”, but making animal welfare our top priority and appreciating a vet's privilege to have permission to end life puts us into a position of great responsibility. Responsibility to let the animal pass on as peacefully as possible and the responsibility of giving support to our clients in this emotionally very challenging time.
We want to try to shed some light on what “really happens when the time is there”, hoping this helps you to make the decision and that this takes away a bit of the fear of the unknown.
We do hope you find this article useful, but we also hope that you will not need this information for a long time!
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