From the book “Merle’s Door” Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kereaote
- Is the condition prolonged, recurring, or getting worse?
- Is the condition no longer responding to therapy?
- Is your pet in pain or otherwise physically suffering?
- Is it no longer possible to alleviate that pain or suffering?
- If your pet should recover, is he/she likely to be chronically ill, an invalid, or unable to care for himself as a healthy pet?
- If your dog recovers, is he/she likely no longer to be able to enjoy life, or will he/she have severe personality changes?
If the answer is “yes” to all questions than your consider euthanasia as the best option for your pet. If the answer is “no” to three or four of the questions than you can consider for your pet’s life to end naturally. However, one must answer three more questions:
- Can you provide the necessary care?
- Will such care so interfere with your own life as to create serious problems with you or your family?
- Will the cost involved become unbearably expensive?
After answering these questions you may have a good idea on what is best for your pet. Our doctors are available to discuss your pet’s quality of life. We offer special and tender services to help your pet get over the rainbow.