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Will you let your dog die a natural death?

Woofer

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Putting dogs/cats to sleep is now becoming a popular way of ending an old pet's life.
It is done to ends its misery caused by old age i guess.

Would you consider putting your pet to sleep? or will you let it die a natural death?
 

Willy_Meow

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I can't even think of it , too busy in spending great time with my pets.
 
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I prefer to let natural death happen if possible. I think this is easier with smaller breeds though and not so easy with larger ones. Once they can't walk or move for whatever reason, they will be pooping and peeing in one place which can be overwhelming if they are larger than say, 30 pounds.
 

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It depends really if they are suffering with the naturallity of their death. If it's old age then i would be okay with that. I will just give a proper Brisbane pet cremation and ceremony for my beloved pet.
 

MichaelNY

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This.

The decision should be based on suffering. If they have no chance of surviving and they're in pain then it's better to put them down than let them suffer.
 

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Putting dogs/cats to sleep is now becoming a popular way of ending an old pet's life.
It is done to ends its misery caused by old age i guess.

Would you consider putting your pet to sleep? or will you let it die a natural
My father was a veterinarian, so I have been a part of witnessing many people trying to make these decisions. I truly believe there are times when one should love their pet enough to help them go so they do not suffer. I have seen some who think more about how sad they will be rather than seeing how sad their pet is. Yes, I would put my dog to sleep if it was in pain.
 

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My father was a veterinarian, so I have been a part of witnessing many people trying to make these decisions. I truly believe there are times when one should love their pet enough to help them go so they do not suffer. I have seen some who think more about how sad they will be rather than seeing how sad their pet is. Yes, I would put my dog to sleep if it was in pain.
OK. Thank you!
 

AdamLJ85

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My father was a veterinarian, so I have been a part of witnessing many people trying to make these decisions. I truly believe there are times when one should love their pet enough to help them go so they do not suffer. I have seen some who think more about how sad they will be rather than seeing how sad their pet is. Yes, I would put my dog to sleep if it was in pain.

Great answer and insight from someone close to a vet.

It's a great point to remember that the decision is about the pet, more so than your own feelings. However hard that may be. :(
 

DinoNuggetz

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I would definitely put euthanize my pet if they were suffering/in pain. Although I would want to spend more time with them of course, I would not want to spend that time happy with my pet while my pet is wasting away and in pain. I feel that it would be selfish of my to my own emotions over my pet's health. I would put my cat to sleep if it came to it, but I would try to give them the best last moments! I wouldn't want my last memories of my cat to be her suffering, I would want to remember the good times and how great of a life she had.
And she just almost fell off my desk just now...
 

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I agree with what everyone said basically.

I would prefer the pet to have a natural death if possible, but if this pet is suffering, and not doing good and in pain then I would consider euthanization. I've personally never had to do this, but I know when the time comes I would do it if my pet is suffering and the right decision was to euthanize.
 

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Putting dogs/cats to sleep is now becoming a popular way of ending an old pet's life.
It is done to ends its misery caused by old age i guess.

Would you consider putting your pet to sleep? or will you let it die a natural death?
It is not old age that is the problem. It it were just age, everybody would keep their pet until it’s natural death. As far as it becoming popular, i disagree. My father started his veterinary practice in 1955. In those days, people had pets, but they were treated as pets. People were much more inclined to euthanize a dog or cat than I see now. These days one hears all about pets being like family. The most horrible thing I see so much now is people dropping there old dogs off at a shelter rather than taking responsibility for that pets entire life. It breaks my heart to see an older dog, scared to death, in all the noise, shivering and cowering in a corner of a concrete kennel, wondering “Why? What did I do to deserve to be thrown away?”
 

EmmaWilliam

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I would prefer natural death, but I won't let my pet suffer. Although I would really hate to see my babies suffer :(
 

Jake

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Natural death would be ideal, but sometimes it doesn't go that way. Sometimes pets suffer and you will need to put them down or get them checked out. And keep in mind, sometimes it's an easy fix to save a pets life. If they're suffering, and can't be cured, then it's be best to put the animal down.
 

CarolSmith

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It depends really if they are suffering with the naturallity of their death. If it's old age then i would be okay with that. I will just give a proper Brisbane pet cremation and ceremony for my beloved pet.

tomrackies​

it's okay when peoples in Australia.
How about outside of Australia.
My neighbor suggests me this local pet service directory.
Now I can choose which pet crematorium is close to me.
 
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