Saying goodbye to a long time friend is painful. We are all pet owners at Shuler Veterinary Clinic. We truly understand the bond between animals and humans and the difficulty involved in the loss of a loved pet.
Anxiety about end-of-life decisions is normal. Having a plan before the crisis will help minimize stress. Shuler Veterinary Clinic offers a trained staff to discuss options with you. Our veterinary hospital staff members are animal lovers and understand the emotional attachment you have for your pet and the companionship they provide. When the discussion of humane euthanasia needs to be addressed, clients often ask questions like: “Is my pet suffering?”, “How do I know this is the right time?”, “Have we done all we can do for them?”
The loss of a pet affects each person differently. We are always here to advise and comfort you during this time of transition.
A wonderful website to visit is the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, providing all family members totally free assistance in dealing with your loss.
Our veterinarians will carefully consider many factors before such a decision is made. Among these include the pet’s diagnosis and subsequent prognosis, the stage of declining health, amount of pain they are experiencing, loss of interest in a daily routine, loss of bowel control, loss of appetite, and inability to groom or move. The overall quality of the pet’s life is a big consideration.
Download the Grey Muzzle Quality of Life Calendar App to easily journal your pet’s days on your phone.