Senior-Care

End of Life Services

Difficult though it may be to contemplate, there may come a time when you need to consider euthanasia for your pet. Making the decision is likely the greatest challenge you will face when it comes to your pet’s welfare.
Since you know your pet best, you are the best judge of the signs that tell you their quality of life is diminishing significantly. Some of the indicators to watch for are:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased interaction with family
  • Decreased or painful movement
  • Inability to sleep restfully
  • Lack of response to medication

It may be helpful to keep a journal to track good days and bad days. When the balance shifts to more bad days than good, it may be time to consider euthanasia. Please ask to speak to a doctor about this if you are uncertain. We know it’s a very difficult decision.