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Pet Loss

The decision regarding the euthanasia of a beloved pet may be the most difficult decision one makes in one’s entire life. As a pet owner, none of us like to think of the day, seemingly far in the future, when we must say good-bye to our pet. Though the thought may briefly skim through our minds from time to time, we seldom dwell on it. It is natural to feel we have a lifetime to enjoy our dear pets. Unfortunately, because their lives are far shorter than ours, we must always be ready to face this terrible decision. 

Pet Loss Resources
Euthanasia: When is it Time? Should you be present? How is the Procedure Performed? What Happens to my Pet Afterwards? Grieving.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1523

Defining “Quality of Life”: http://www.pet-loss.net/quality.shtml

For help in supporting a child who has lost a pet, please visit:http://www.aplb.org/services/children.html

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