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Talking to Your Kids About Pet Euthanasia

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Choosing to end the life of a suffering pet is a difficult experience on it’s own. When there are children in the home that have formed a close bond with the animal, it can make the process much more difficult. Knowing the right things to say to kids about pet euthanasia can be tricky. As [...]

Dispelling Common Myths About Pet Euthanasia

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The choice to euthanize an animal who is in extreme pain and discomfort is a compassionate choice when there are no other palliative options. Most people have mixed emotions about pet euthanasia, and with good reason. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly and should only be considered as a last resort. That said, [...]

Dealing with Guilt After Pet Euthanasia

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Guilt is an emotion felt all-too-often by pet lovers who ultimately decide that euthanasia is the right course of action for a suffering pet. It’s an emotional response that occurs when a person feels they’ve violated some sort of moral or ethical code. Pet lovers are often overcome with the feeling that they’ve betrayed a [...]

What to Do Before Euthanizing a Pet

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Deciding to euthanize a pet is a heartbreaking choice. In the worst cases, a pet may be involved in an accident or experience a medical condition which causes a great deal of pain, necessitating a quick decision to euthanize. In the case of aging pets or those with debilitating conditions, you have a bit more [...]

Top 3 Reasons to Choose In-Home Pet Euthanasia

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The decision to end the suffering of a beloved pet is gut-wrenching. Pet lovers often go through of roller-coaster of emotions when wrestling with this difficult choice, making it all the more difficult to choose the best option. Though we wish that our beloved animals could pass on naturally from this world in a peaceful [...]

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So you’ve made the difficult decision of putting your dog or cat to sleep. Euthanasia is a compassionate choice that prevents needless suffering and preserves your pet’s dignity. While coming to terms with the decision to euthanize your pet, you may ask yourself “Should I be present?” Deciding whether or not to be present is [...]

Assessing Your Pet’s Quality of Life

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As devoted pet guardians, we develop strong bonds with our animals and can become quite adept at noticing even the slightest changes in their behavior. Though the aging process can certainly take its toll, a marked decrease in the energy level of your cat or dog doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t still have enjoyable years [...]

Client Memories: Dawn & Susie

Saturday, May 9th was supposed to be a glorious day for Dawn O’Bar and her partner, Susie. Friends and family had traveled to Arizona to celebrate their lifelong commitment to each other in marriage. Unfortunately, Dawn’s dog, Minnie, wasn’t in a particularly festive mood. Her bad days had begun to outnumber the good and today [...]

Pet Euthanasia: Coping With Guilt

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People experience a whole gamut of emotions when faced with the decision to euthanize a pet. There are feelings of sadness when considering a life lacking the companionship, happiness and love that our pets bring to our lives. There is the sense of compassion associated with choosing to end the senseless pain and suffering of [...]

Should Other Animals Be Present During Pet Euthanasia?

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Letting go of an ailing pet is a gut-wrenching choice many pet owners are forced to make when caring for an animal whose bad days far outnumber the good. Being present with your pet during this bewildering procedure is an intimate experience that honors the bond you’ve built with your beloved companion. A final embrace [...]