Saying Goodbye

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Herman Roosevelt Quinn by Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMThis is a very common theme on this site and forum; the decision to end the life of a beloved pet. Sometimes the decision “happens” on its own, and other times, our pet slowly declines, leaving us with lots of time for questions and indecision.

Being in the veterinary profession doesn’t make it easier, either. There’s always that “what if” chance that tomorrow will be a better day, our pet really isn’t that sick, or the appetite will come back. But usually, deep down, we do know when it is time.

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Saying Goodbye – Resources for learning about euthanasia, how to know when it is “time,” and pet loss and grief