Posts Tagged ‘euthanize’

How To Say Goodbye – Written By Dr. Patricia Ainsworth

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Witten By Dr. Patty Ainsworth Part 2 of 2      After much heartache, you and your family have made the decision to euthanize your pet. What next?  In the time prior to euthanasia you may want to spoil your pet a little. This is the one time when all those forbidden foods (chocolate, bacon, etc.) can no longer do any lasting harm.  Time outside sitting in the sun, a last walk or some gentle grooming are all other ways to enjoy time together before you say goodbye.      I always tell people it is difficult to plan a euthanasia well…

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When To Say Goodbye – Written By Dr. Patricia Ainsworth

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When To Say Goodbye – Written By Dr. Patricia Ainsworth Part 1 of 2          Sooner or later, this is a subject that arises between most pet owners and their vets. After eighteen years in practice, I’ve had the euthanasia discussion countless times. While I can’t guarantee you will agree with my opinion, I hope by addressing this issue here to provide some guidance and comfort during a difficult time.           You might hope that your pet will simply pass away in his sleep. While this does happen occasionally, more often an animal experiences a slow decline, perhaps suffering along the way. …

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