The special relationship that exists between pets and people is a strong bond that has undoubtedly existed since the domestication of animals. It has many benefits both emotional and physical for both parties. Our pets are an important part of our lives, they aren’t just animals that live with us they are a part of our family. Pets have a comparatively short lifespan and we will, in a lot of cases, eventually have to make difficult decisions.
There are two things to consider when the end of your pet’s life is approaching these are, the quality of life your pet has, is it still enjoying any part of its life? And the dreadful strain emotionally and financially on the humans who love the pet and are watching it fade away, possibly in pain.
Considering these two points will help you to objectively evaluate when the decision to euthanize should be made. Your veterinarian can also help you with this difficult choice by explaining your animal’s condition and chances of recovery. The Vet will help you understand fully the condition that your pet has so you can make an informed choice for its future.
Euthanasia of a pet is one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make it forces you to put the wellbeing of the pet first despite the pain it will bring you.
The process of Euthanasia is accomplished for pets by injecting an over dose of the euthanasia drug. Your veterinarian will most often administer a tranquilizer first to relax your pet and follow this with an injection of the euthanasia drug, your pet will immediately become deeply and irreversibly unconscious. Death is quick, dignified and painless.