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Thread: My vet posted this "Pets, it turns out, also have last wishes before they die"

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    My vet posted this "Pets, it turns out, also have last wishes before they die"

    “Pets, it turns out, also have last wishes before they die, but only known by veterinarians who put old and sick animals to sleep. Twitter user Jesse Dietrich asked a vet what was the most difficult part of his job.
    The specialist answered without hesitation that it was the hardest for him to see how old or sick animals look for their owners with the eyes of their owners before going to sleep. The fact is that 90 % of owners don't want to be in a room with a dying animal. People leave so that they don't see their pet leave. But they don't realize that it's in these last moments of life that their pet needs them most.
    Veterinarians ask the owners to be close to the animals until the very end. ′′It's inevitable that they die before you. Don't forget that you were the center of their life. Maybe they were just a part of you. But they are also your family. No matter how hard it is, don't leave them.
    Dont let them die in a room with a stranger in a place they dont like. It is very painful for veterinarians to see how pets cannot find their owner during the last minutes of their life. They dont understand why the owner left them. After all, they needed their owner’s consolation.
    Veterinarians do everything possible to ensure that animals are not so scared, but they are completely strangers to them. Don't be a coward because it's too painful for you. Think about the pet. Endure this pain for the sake of their sake. Be with them until the end.”

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    I agree it is very hard BUT, I have done it twice now.

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    Would your pet stay by your side knowing your time was short? If you answer yes to this question, then by all means, be there for them in their last moments.
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    Those I have had to do the final act of mercy, I have always been there for them. Touching them, petting them and talking to them. Least I could do for all the love they have shown me

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    Gosh darn it, ya brought tears to my eyes having been thru this twice and facing it again in the coming years.
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    Respectfully - I call this "specialist" a BS artist.
    I would say that 90% of my clients wish to be with their friend until the end. It is actually almost rare that someone leaves the room or their pet until euthanasia is complete. I always ask if the owner wishes to be present, explain the procedure and let them make the decision themselves.
    Been doing this gig for a minute or so - pretty sure that "specialist" has not.

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    I’ve had quite a few 4 legged best friends. A few had to be helped over the rainbow bridge. Those that were helped and most of the others were on my arms when they passed on! Hardiest things I’ve ever had to do was to take them to the vet at the end! It was also the right thing to do. I’m quite sure that they would do the same for, or more if they could!
    It’s not possible for man to find a better friend than a four legged friend!
    Think about it. No man, or Woman has ever been robbed, raped, or assaulted, been lied to, cheated on ....... by a dog! Can’t say the same for your fellow man!
    They deserve the best from us, that includes when the end is near!
    Well enough from my, before I start balling like a school girl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtebay View Post
    Respectfully - I call this "specialist" a BS artist.
    I would say that 90% of my clients wish to be with their friend until the end. It is actually almost rare that someone leaves the room or their pet until euthanasia is complete. I always ask if the owner wishes to be present, explain the procedure and let them make the decision themselves.
    Been doing this gig for a minute or so - pretty sure that "specialist" has not.

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    Have been through this twice and this is how it is done.

    As to leaving while your friend is passsing on...well...I could never leave. IMO someone who cannot stay to the end should decide to never have another pet. They are not worthy of the unconditional love they receive.
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    I've never allowed a pet to be with a stranger when they had to be put down. In my arms,, with soft words as they pass. Damn the selfish types who can't be there for them in their final moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtebay View Post
    Respectfully - I call this "specialist" a BS artist.
    I would say that 90% of my clients wish to be with their friend until the end. It is actually almost rare that someone leaves the room or their pet until euthanasia is complete. I always ask if the owner wishes to be present, explain the procedure and let them make the decision themselves.
    Been doing this gig for a minute or so - pretty sure that "specialist" has not.

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    It MAY also be where you live. Rural folk vs city. I do not know but I do know there are a lot of folks who do not care nowadays. Very selfish. I remember when we put down my existence dog I cleared everything off that stainless steel table, made her comfortable, and looked into her eyes and talked to her. My ex was to busy crying.

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    Thank you . . . .

    I have always been there for our pets, even though it is a hared thing to have to do. NOBODY . . . . human or beloved pet should be alone when they go.

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    Dad always had hunting dogs, mom always had a cat or three. I have had horses, cats and dogs around for 77 years so have lost a few animals. I have never not been with that animal if I knew their end was happening either natural or by a vet. I owe that to my friend even if they were hard to like.

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    When my wife passed away, her two little doggies were there, on the bed. She took her last breath while I held her hand and I felt her last heartbeat with my other hand. Truly devastating. But those two little dogs were there with me and they comforted me as only a couple of loving little dogs are able to do.

    They knew.

    They saved my life. As she passed away and her suffering ended, my next thought was to pull my pistol and go with her. But her little doggies wouldn't allow it.

    I expect Bella and Mylo to stay here with me for another five to ten years and when they go, I'll be holding them close and I'll feel their last heartbeat and hear their last breath if the fates are willing. They are not going to do it alone.

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    Just did it and its hard but right. I cant think of a lower sort than one who would leave a pet in the hands of a stranger in a strange place and take off. I would not want to be with that person.

    On a positive note, Ralphs grave in the corner of the yard has nice flowers coming up. She showed up here year after we bought the house and stuck around 13yrs. Only right she stays right here
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    The vet is correct. Many humans think only about their own grief at the passing of a long time companion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockrat78 View Post
    Those I have had to do the final act of mercy, I have always been there for them. Touching them, petting them and talking to them. Least I could do for all the love they have shown me
    More than once. I pet them and tell them they've been a good kitty, or doggy. Last couple have been kitties. And I tell them I'll be looking for them at the Rainbow Bridge. And if they aren't there, I'm not going either. It won't be Heaven without them. Not at all looking forward to the next one, either, though I know the only way to avoid it is to go before they do. I don't think I'm getting anymore pets after these, (3 cats, 1 dog) as I don't want to leave them alone, at home, either. Not sure my son will be able to keep the house, and he's not really a pet person, for some reason. He's autistic, that may be it. The pets are the only people here who always miss me when I'm gone, and are always happy to see me when I come back.

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    Damn it folks - ya'll got crusty old me crying. Ya'll shouldn't be writing stuff like that!

    Has anyone ever had to put your own "best friend" down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenH View Post
    Damn it folks - ya'll got crusty old me crying. Ya'll shouldn't be writing stuff like that!

    Has anyone ever had to put your own "best friend" down?
    Yes several times.
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    I was just wondering if I was the only one that had to do that. Hard to do, but Dad always said "your dog, your responsibility". Almost easier for me than having to take dog vet. My wife has to be the one to hold dog at vet when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenH View Post
    Damn it folks - ya'll got crusty old me crying. Ya'll shouldn't be writing stuff like that!

    Has anyone ever had to put your own "best friend" down?
    A few months ago. The trusty 45LC Blackhawk with my own cast did it. Didn't like it at all. In fact, one of the hardest things I've done and I've done other stuff.
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