Putting a Pet Down

One of the most difficult decisions is to euthanize your pet. After years of love, there will come a time when the best decision is to put your pet down. In more affluent and urban areas, pet owners generally go to the veterinarian to have their animal euthanized. And in the country, it is not uncommon to euthanize the animal yourself.
It’s important to consider what will be done with the pet’s remains. Some would prefer to not think about this, but it’s responsible to prepare for the difficult time. We believe strongly in having a plan for the passing of a pet. Pre-planning for people is on the rise, because families see the value of this proactive measure. The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) performed a study which showed 60% of adults in the US intend to pre-plan for their death. So when the end is near for an animal, consider having a cardboard coffin or if you have decided to cremation, perhaps consider a locket or some other pet memorial jewelry.
When planning for a pet’s death, information is very important. If you are well informed you will feel better about making this difficult decision. We encourage that you look at information sites such as Vet Medicine or Pet Place as well as thoroughly question your veterinarian. Questions such as: Is there anything I can do to make my pet’s time more comfortable? Are there any alternative options for treatment for my animal?
The purpose of this writing is to encourage those who will lose a pet to be aware of their options on to encourage them to be informed.

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