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.
Defining “Quality of Life”: pet-loss.net
For help in supporting a child who has lost a pet, please visit: aplb.org