How Do I Say Good-bye?? Coping With the Death of a Cherished Pet
Loss of life is never easy to deal with. Unfortunately, I have had to deal with more than I would care to in both animal rescue and veterinary medicine.
Times have changed, and most people no longer consider their dogs and cats pets. Rather, they are family members or “babies”. We care for our “furry children” just like we would a human child. But, when the end of life approaches, what options are available to remember our friends? How do we say good-bye?
The loss of a pet can be a heart-wrenching and emotional experience. When your furry loved one can no longer enjoy a quality life, euthanasia (which means “easy death”) can really be a blessing for your pet. But ending the life of your best friend is difficult.
I see people struggle with knowing when the time is right. Your veterinarian