Is euthanasia the right thing to do?
We all pray that we never have to come face-to-face with the decision to euthanize a pet, but it's one that you should be prepared to consider should that day come. No one knows our dogs better than we do, so it's important to be observerant of changes in their behavior, appetite, energy level, or signs of pain. Your veterinarian can help you understand their physical condition, so keep them attune to what is going on. These faithful creatures have a tendency to mask and hide their pain and the suffering process could take hours, days, even weeks and it usually gets progressively worse over time. While euthanasia is an extremely difficult decision, it's one that can provide your loyal companion a peaceful, pain-free way to leave this earth.