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How to Decide if You’re Going to be With Your Pet During Euthansia

How to Decide if You’re Going to be With Your Pet During Euthansia...

The decision to euthanize a pet can be an extremely difficult, heart-wrenching one. But the decision on whether to stay with your pet while he or she is “put to sleep” can be even more difficult. There are a number of things that you should consider as a pet owner, including the following points. Is your pet comfortable with strangers and the vet clinic? Pets who are not comfortable with strangers may be extremely fearful if they’re left alone at the veterinary clinic. Many pet owners find this thought upsetting — that their pet would be fearful in his/her final moments. Therefore, it’s generally best to accompany the pet if he is prone to experiencing fear in this situation. You may also wish to consider the pet’s mental state. An animal who is severely ill and “out of it” may not experience much stress if he/she is left alone during the euthanasia process, whereas a more lucid, “with it” pet may experience fear and a desire to be near her owner. Do you know what to expect? The process is usually a peaceful one, but it’s important to know what to expect as your pet dies. Your pet’s muscles will twitch, even after the heart and lungs have stopped working. The last breath often has a very distinct sound; one that some owners find upsetting. In the moments after death, the body’s muscles will relax and the pet typically...
How Can I Tell if it’s the Right Time to Euthanize a Pet?

How Can I Tell if it’s the Right Time to Euthanize a Pet?...

As a pet writer, one of the most common questions I receive concerns euthanasia or the decision to “put down a pet.” As a pet owner, the decision of if and when to euthanize can be an extremely difficult one. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. But there is one thing that I’ve learned over the years: when the time is right, you will know it. There won’t be a shadow of a doubt in your mind. In cases where a pet owner writes, asking me for my opinion on whether they should euthanize a pet, I always explain that the very fact that he/she is questioning whether it’s the “right” thing to do tells me that it’s not the right time just yet. When euthanasia is the correct decision, you will simply “know.” It will be the only course of action that makes sense; when the time is right, it won’t seem like a decision at all. It will be something that you simply know must be done. Over the years, I’ve always listened to my animals. They always seem to “tell” you when it’s time to leave. And while a veterinarian can provide you with advice and information on the pet’s condition, nobody knows your pet better than you do. So while I definitely recommend considering your veterinarian’s advice when deciding whether to euthanize, do not allow your vet (or anyone else for that matter) to make...

Dog Training Tip – Paws For A Minute™ with Inger – Spay & Neuter Your Pets!...

I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it! YouTube Description Celebrity dog trainer, Inger Martens explains why it’s so important to spay and neuter your pets. Thousands upon thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized every year. With the help of her adorable client Teddy Hilton, she explains how we can help reduce animal shelter populations, ultimately reducing the number of animals that are killed. Perez & Teddy support the cause, you can too! For all of Inger’s Training Tips visit: www.pawsforaminute.com. Courtesy of Paws For A Minute Productions, Inc. in collaboration with TeddyHilton.com. Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved. What do you think? » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext...