A decision regarding euthanasia is never so easy, but perhaps that is the only kindest thing that you can do in case your pet is severely injured or extremely ill that it may never resume a required quality of life.
To offer in home euthanasia, you must take help of your veterinarian so that he can provide a respectable and humane death with the help of euthanasia.
Perhaps this is one of the toughest decisions that you will ever make for your pet. Though it may be your personal decision, however, it is not necessary to be your solitary decision. You must make this decision by involving your veterinarian, other family members, and also close friends who can also contribute to making the right decision.
Veterinary medicine has advanced a lot so that it can help in making decisions in a certain more challenging situation where there can always be some more therapy that can be tried to help the animal.
However, despite that, at a certain point, you will likely be forced to make your decision that is next to impossible for your pets. Surely, there are several factors to consider while deciding for someone else what is best that may not be very best for you.
Knowing when it is the right time
You need to discuss this with your veterinarian. Professionals are the best-qualified people to guide you to go through such a difficult process. Your veterinarian in some cases by looking at them can tell you with certainty that it is the right time to consider euthanizing your pet.
However, in few other cases, ultimately you may have to decide by looking at your pet’s attitude and behavior. The following are few signs that will indicate your pet dog in fact is suffering and/or not enjoying a dog quality of life that is needed:
- Your pet is experiencing certain chronic pain that is uncontrollable with medication (the veterinarian can determine whether your pet is really suffering from pain).
- Your pet has frequent diarrhea or vomiting that is causing either dehydration or significant loss of weight.
- Your pet has totally stopped eating and/or eat only if you are forcefully feeding him.
- Your pet has no control so much so that he soils himself frequently.
- Your pet has completely lost interest in most of the activities that he used to love, e.g. going for walks, eating treats, playing with toys, playing with other pets, or petting from your family members.
- Your pet fails to stand or falls down if he tries to walk.
- Your pet has chronic coughing or labored breathing.
If your beloved has to die, especially if euthanasia is involved then many of you may feel that you will never keep another pet. These feelings however may pass with the passage of time.
For many people, a new pet can help to recover quickly from their loss. Just like any grief is your personal experience, similarly, the decision to bring any new pet again into your life will also be your personal one.