The Decision to Euthanize a Beloved Pet

When it’s about that time, to let a pet ‘go’ because it’s suffering is going to be endless and incurable, people struggle with the decision about “when” and “if” it’s time. What is “suffering”? Does a dog or cat have to be “in pain” to be put down? You know, a pet can do a LOT of suffering without being in ANY pain at all. For example, being blind and deaf AND scared all the time. (Some dogs aren’t.)

So I wrote a simple, objective “check list” of 20 points you may not have thought of.

The first ten points ask you questions with a telling answer. And the second set of questions have an answer that ALSO suggests the right course of action.

Is It Time?