The special bond shared between pets and humans is the reason many opt to raise pets. Most pet owners consider pets as their family members. Considering euthanasia for one’s pet is a nightmare. There are several myths surrounding euthanasia causing many to be apprehensive about it. However, in many cases it is the most humane way to end the pet’s life.
Guilt can get in your way of going ahead with the decision, but it is important to put your pet’s well-being on the forefront. The decision isn’t going to be easy but you can make the entire process more private with in house dog euthanasia. There are varying reasons for pet owners to consider euthanasia.
Reasons to opt for euthanasia:
- Deteriorating pet health die to aging: If your veterinarian expects your pet’s health to gradually deteriorate further in spite of medical help, one considers euthanasia to permanently end the pain of their beloved pet.
- Contagious/ Terminal diseases: If one’s pet is affected with a terminal or contagious disease and if the pet owner is unable to financially provide for the treatment/ don’t want their pet to suffer anymore, they opt for euthanasia.
- No one to take care of the pet: Animal shelters opt for euthanasia when they don’t have means to take care of the pet anymore. Overcrowding of shelters does put the owners at a moral dilemma but euthanasia seems to be the only possible solution at hand.
How do I know if it is time for euthanasia?
When it comes to an ailing pet, it is natural to feel conflicted emotions overpower you. Start by observing the following to know if it is time to bid your pet adieu.
- Your pet suffers from chronic pain
- Frequent vomiting/ diarrhea is causing significant weight loss
- Your pet isn’t enthusiastic about food anymore.
- Your pet doesn’t enjoy activities he/ she used to previously enjoy
- You pet stumbles often and has trouble moving
- You notice chronic labored breathing
These are indications that your pet’s quality of life has gone down. Consult with your veterinarian if euthanizing your pet is the best option left. If that’s the case, you can reach out to an experienced holistic vet who offers in house euthanasia services. That way you get to bid good bye to your pet in the very spot your pet was raised.
Preparing for euthanasia:
Have your family members and friends say their private good byes’ before the vet arrives. If there are children in family, explain them about the process in advance since this is probably their first experience with a loved one’s death. Plan what want to do with your pet’s remains. Do you want the ashes? Do you want your pet to be cremated or buried?
Some want to be present during the procedure while some find it to be too overwhelming. Think if your pet would feel more at ease with familiar, soothing voices around. If you feel your pet is better off away from your tears, you may choose not to witness it. The entire process tends to be emotionally draining, but remember that you chose this for the welfare of your pet.