August 28, 2013

There comes a time in the life of a pet when it is old, in pain, and not functional. When it comes to this point in their life, they are simply suffering. Some pet owners cannot think about putting a dog or cat down, but others say this is the humane thing to do in order to remove it from its suffering. If you are a pet owner struggling with this decision, it is a good idea to seek out the opinions of several Dallas veterinarians. They can help you understand where your pet is at in their life and the level of suffering they are experiencing. They can also help give you advice if they think there is something that can be done to help them with their suffering to give them some quality of life back. In the end, the decision is the pet owner’s.

Make the Decision Best for You and Your Pet

After getting all the advice you can, it is best to make a decision as a family. It is important that all members of the family understand the condition of the pet. Making this decision together is the best for the family as well. If the decision is made by a single member of the family to put the pet down, there is a good chance other members of the family will be bitter.  This is a family pet and the family needs to make the decision. However, it is critical that the family understand where the pet is at in life and the amount of suffering being experienced.

Caring for the Aging Pet

All Dallas veterinarians will tell you that taking care of an aging pet is a lot of work. It is important as they age to pay attention to changes they experience. Understanding the changes will help a pet owner understand how to change the care for the pet.  For example, a change in diet is necessary as pets age to accommodate for their more brittle teeth. In addition, they have different nutrition needs. This is all part of taking care of an aging pet.

Posted by LadyJava On August 28, 2013
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