Tangled Metal wrote:Please be with your dogs through the whole process when you get them put down. That's very, very important.
If you want to know why then Google for the south African vet's plea for that. I read it last summer before leaving our dog with family while we went cycle touring. It really affected me and you'll see why if you ever read it.
I'm serious, about this, please be there when/ if it happens.
As for all those who habitually have the dogs & cats, me and t'ladywife have suffered at those times when we have to outlive them. In all cases we have the vet to the house, not the beast to the vet. They die in my arms, which is heart-rending but still a relief for them and us.
If only we could do this for our loved humans. Instead, so many end up dying in some hospital, not-so-caring home or other place not of their choosing, often following months or even years of unwanted & untold suffering and degradation. We do this to each other for ideological reasons engendered through religious traditions well past their sell-by date. It's time we moved away from such bad habits.