euthanasia

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How do we know when is it time to put our pet to sleep?
I have always hated this question, although most clients ask it sooner or later. I have heard it so many times, over the heads of much-loved but declining pets. It's a horrible subject. Horrible and very emotive, but tha…
May 30, 2020 • 107 shares
Animal Euthanasia - not just when, but how and why
Life as vet - what its like
Animal Euthanasia - not just when, but how and why
I write this with a very heavy heart. One of my professional colleagues - although I never knew him personally - has just been struck off by our regulator, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). And the biggest…
November 12, 2018 • 1031 shares • 20 comments
That must be the worst part of your job ……
Life as vet - what its like
That must be the worst part of your job ……
… is something I hear all the time. People are, of course, talking about euthanasia. They imagine it must be really hard putting pets to sleep. Well, it isn’t. I see it as a kindness, a gift, the final act of love for ou…
June 27, 2016 • 30 shares
Life as vet - what its like
Old cat, young cat: a bittersweet episode in the life of a companion animal vet
Mrs Kennedy was an elderly widow, whose only companion was a small seventeen year old cat called Puss. Mrs Kennedy had phoned me because she thought that Puss had broken her leg after chasing another cat. I wasn’t expect…
August 12, 2015
Life as vet - what its like
Euthanasia - one vets opinion.
People often tell me that they think putting pets to sleep must be the worst part of my job but in many ways, it is one of the easiest. Yes it is sad, letting a beloved animal go, but in the majority of cases we are doin…
January 5, 2015 • 5 shares
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Ask a vet online –‘after the vet said she had gone she gave out a cry and her body jolted’
Question from Diane Stirk: I had to have my little blind girl put to sleep Friday, she was 13 and had all symptoms off dementia, but after the vet said she had gone she gave out a cry and her body jolted, y did she do th…
November 25, 2014 • 2 comments
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