Having To Put Down Your Furry Friend

Let's talk about having to put down your furry friend.

Unfortunately, pets can sometimes suffer and pet owners have to make the decision to put their pet down, have them euthanized. This isn't an easy decision to make and even after it's all said and done you may still have a hard time dealing with it. This article will explain some of the things that many pet owners go through when having to put down their beloved pet and friend.

Pet owners have to make a lot of difficult choices once they make the very difficult choice to go with euthanasia. You will have to decide if you want to be in the room with your pet when they are put down. This is sometimes hard to handle since you would essentially see your pet take its last breaths. Euthanasia is quite peaceful, it's as if the pet just falls into a deep sleep. However, many pet owners choose to sit in the waiting room during the process. You will also have to decide on a burial. Most pet owners take their deceased pet home to bury them where they want. This can also allow you to hold a pet funeral, which may help with your mourning process. The other option is for the veterinarian to be responsible for the burial or cremation.

Even though having your pet euthanized, may be the best often to prevent your pet from suffering, it can still leave you feeling a lot of grief and sadness. This is normal. Some people may not understand the bond between a pet and their owner, but don't let these people make you feel bad. Anyone that has gone through the same thing should be very supportive.

If you don't have anyone supportive that you can talk to you can always contact a counselor or grief support group. There are even online support groups where pet owners can get together, share stories, feelings, etc. It is important to know that you are not alone, and you may feel silly needing a support group, but don't. It can help you accept the loss of your beloved pet.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.