Vet opens up about what pet dogs do before they are put to sleep

The sad truth about what happens before putting your pet down and how you can end the bond on a good note. 

Pet owners love and adore their animals going through all measure to make them happy and ensure their good health but when it comes to saying goodbye, veterinarians reveal that the owners are missing on a critical moment in their pet's life. 

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Old doggy

Old doggy

Since vets have come out with this information, messages have been going viral through media platforms. 

“Didn’t mean to break everyone’s hearts, just wanted to raise awareness! I’m so sorry.”

The hardest part of the veterinarian's job is when they have to put the animal down. 90 percent of owners don't want to be in the room when the vet injects them and the poor animal spends their last moment frantically looking around for their owners. This is the most heartbreaking moments of a vet's job and this is why they urge owners to spend every moment with their pets including the final moments. 

Spanny dog

Spanny dog

“And for this reason, I’m literally gonna be cradling my [cat] Rick when his time comes with all his favorite toys and endless ear scratches at the ready, regardless of how distraught I am.”

It is sad what these vets reveal but as loving pet owners, we need to be aware and be there in those final moments. It makes all the difference and means the world to your pet. It's also comforting knowing that you got to say goodbye but still hold on to those precious memories. 

“When you are a pet owner it is inevitable, the majority of the time, that your pet will die before you do. So if and when you have to take your pet to the vet’s office for a humane pain-free ending I want you all to know something. You have been the center of their world for THEIR ENTIRE LIVES!

Blanket dog

Blanket dog

“They may just be a part of yours, but all they know is you as their family. It is a [hard] decision/day/time/event every time, there is no argument against that, and it is devastating for us, as humans, to lose them. But please, I beg you, DO NOT LEAVE THEM.

“Do not make them transition from life to death in a room of strangers in a place they don’t like. The thing you people need to know that most of you don’t is that THEY SEARCH FOR YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THEM BEHIND!”

puppy

puppy

On another note, if your pet dies at home, here is a handy article on what you need to do in these situations. 

“I work as a tech at a vet clinic. I’d say 80% of owners want to be there! But we give them an injection to make them sleepy first (basically surgically anesthetized) so the transition is that much smoother. And when owners don’t want to be apart of the actual euthanasia, they stay for the sedation part so at least they are with them until they are sleeping. Makes everything so peaceful (well as peaceful as that can be I guess).”

She added, “It breaks my heart when the families leave but when they do, we have the doctor and a few techs in the room talking to them and making sure they are loved when they pass.”

The vets do as much as they can to comfort those pets who are alone in their last moments. Making sure they know they are safe and loved and have not been abandoned. 

Sunshine dog

Sunshine dog

All we need to do is spend their last moments with them as we would like that when we pass one day and it's nice to know you are surrounded by loved ones. So be there for your pets always and reassure them they are the most important part of your life, as you are their entire lives from the moment you adopt them. 

No go and give your pets a good cuddle and make the most of the time you have together and make it fun with plenty of happy memories. 

If this made you sad, don't be. Just remember to be there for your pet when they need you and you'll be giving them the world and you'll be doing a great dead. This will help you to prepare for those moments and guide you in those difficult times as it is a hard decision and heartbreaking for a loss of a loved one, but you'll be making a positive closure and allowing your pets to have that last cuddle. You both deserve it. 

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