How will I know it’s the right time?
Making the decision to euthanase one’s pet is painful, heartbreaking and often the hardest choice that a pet owner will be faced with regarding their pet.
Throughout the past 29 years, Dr Cameron has helped hundreds of families and individuals through this decision making process. There are no right or wrong answers and there is no “perfect” time. In fact, what Dr Cameron has learnt through experience is that everyone is different and what might be “right” for one person is completely different for another.
So many of us hope for the morning when we wake up and find that our pet has made the difficult decision for us and passed quietly in the night, but this is unfortunately a relatively rare occurrence.
Dr Cameron hopes the information below will help you decide for yourself when the time is right for you and your pet without extending your pet’s life beyond a point where he or she no longer experiences an acceptable quality of life.
This will probably be the most heartbreaking but also the most loving and selfless decision you will ever have to make for your pet.