Seeing your loved one die is hard for everyone.
Even if that loved one is a pet. After all pets might be just a part of our lives. We are their whole lives. So they deserve our care and love even when they are on their death bed. But some people are too distraught to provide that.
So they let the vets take care of that. However, one vet clinic decided to share what they think about this. It all started when Jessi Dietrich from Jacksonville asked her vet what the hardest part of their job is. The following is what they had to say.
I just have one pet of my own. His name is Rick, he’s a black and white cat and is about 2 and a half years old. Though he only weighs about 5 pounds, he has the biggest personality to make up for what he may lack in size.
I took him to the vet because about a year and a half ago he nearly died from a UTI blockage. My vet had to perform an emergency surgery which one of the risks of which was an increased risk for infection for the rest of his life if the surgery was successful.
The surgery went wonderfully but since then he gets at least one or two infections a month (the vet said he is not in pain from them). So we’re regulars at our current vet to treat these chronic infections in short.
Lastly I’d just like to say that while some pets may only be in our lives for a short period of time, we often are in their lives for a large percentage of theirs. They are with us during our highs and lows, always excited to see us when we’ve gotten home. Please consider this when the time comes for you to put an animal down.
I just wanted to share these experiences to raise awareness to them, especially that last one. There are options when putting a pet down.
One vet wanted to shed light on what pets go through in their moments.
It is understandable that pets would like for their owners to be there for them.
It is clear that she was just trying to help.
However, The Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital wanted to explain what pets do when their lives are close to an end and this will break your heart.
Many people commented on how they would never leave their pets alone on their death bed.
And that their pets deserved that.
Many people even called out the people who leave their pets calling them selfish.
However, many vets were not happy to see this at all.
They did not like that people were making others feel guilty for this.
What about you? Would you stay with your pet in their last moments or would you be too distraught to even be in the same room. Comment down below and let us know.