It can be really difficult to cope with the loss of a pet. It’s something that we can’t control and it can be especially tough for pet owners. Sometimes, the experience can be so upsetting that it’s hard to be with our furry friends until the very end. However, vets recommend that we stay by their side. Recently, Jessi Dietrich’s tweet about her experience with losing her pet went viral.
The Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa responded to Jessi Dietrich’s tweet with the same advice. They suggested that even though it can be tough, pet owners should take care of their pets until their very last moments.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, a compassionate veterinarian at the clinic urged pet owners who bring their beloved animals in for a humane and painless end to stay by their side. It’s important not to leave them behind to pass away in an unfamiliar place that they may dislike. The veterinarian’s assessment reveals that many pet owners are not aware that their pets will search for them after they depart, hoping to find their loved ones among the strangers present. Sick, frightened, or elderly pets need the comfort of their owners and cannot comprehend why they are being abandoned. If you find it too challenging to stay with your pet during this difficult time, don’t give up.
According to Dr. Lauren Bugeja, a veterinarian in Melbourne, putting old pets to sleep in their homes can be a difficult process. Unlike humans who may become too emotional to remain present, animals generally feel calm and comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Bugeja emphasizes the importance of providing comfort and support to animals by speaking with them and offering consolation alongside her nurse, so as to avoid any feelings of fear or distress during their last moments.
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According to Dr. Bugeja, pets tend to be frightened when left alone in a new environment like a veterinary office or consultation room because they are not familiar with the place. Therefore, if you plan on taking your pet to the clinic, it is recommended that you stay with them in the room to make them feel more secure.