Making the decision to euthanize a pet is often harder than dealing with the loss itself. Many people say they can accept the death and the accompanying sadness, but have great difficulty with being the one who must decide when death will occur.
As you face the painful decision about euthanizing your pet, let the following questions serve as your guide:
What is euthanasia?
Euthanasia is the humane ending of life. It is not painful to the pet and the pet has no knowledge it is going to happen. Pets
pick up on our moods so sometimes anxiety can occur, especially when everyone is crying. Once the decision is reached, other decisions need to be made.
is chosen, do you want the ashes returned?
What Determines a Good Quality of Life for My Pet?
Understanding the Personal Response to Grief
In the course of our lifetime, each of us develops relationships with others which take on special meaning to us. They may be parents, other family members, friends, teachers, even our pets. These are the people who in a variety of ways through nurturing and challenging us help us become who we are. Over the course of our life, each of us also experiences the death of someone we love. Whether this loss occurs as a result of illness, accident, or other trauma, we are left with a mixture of thoughts and feelings. We deeply sense their absence. The following suggestions are offered to assist us in understanding the constructive process of grief and the importance of remembering our loved one.
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