Dog Euthanasia

Dog Euthanasia: What Is It? When Is It Used?

Euthanasia is an overdose of barbiturates that will stop a dog’s heart. It is painless when done properly. Many dog owners choose this option when their pet’s suffering becomes too great. Here is what you should know about dog euthanasia.

by DogTime
May 17th

Vet Sparks Debate: Never Leave Your Pet During Euthanasia

While some insist that it’s too hard to stay with their dogs during euthanasia, others have fired back saying that it’s the least you can do for your pet in their final moments. The argument reached a head when a veterinarian shared their opinion.

by Vivien Alexander
January 29th

We Can’t Save Them All – And We Shouldn’t

Editorial: Should an aggressive dog who has repeatedly injured or killed others be given a second chance while potential pets are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding?

by Nina Stively
May 15th, 2015

Failed euthanasia leads to second chance for Detroit Rottie

I don’t find comfort at gravesites. I feel more connected with the deceased looking at a photo, as opposed to visiting a headstone. So when it’s time to say goodbye to my dogs for the last time, I’m not sure I’ll bring their bodies home for burial.Which is why I found Mia’s story all […]

by dogtime
October 14th, 2010

Saying goodbye

How do I determine when it’s time to say goodbye to my elderly dog?

by Sherri Franklin
May 25th, 2009

Loss of pet and grief

My dog was diagnosed with cancer and died several months later. I’m devastated. How can I cope with this grief?

by Sherri Franklin
May 25th, 2009

The gift of hospice care

Most dog owners will find themselves faced with the agonizing task of asking themselves which is more important–the quality of their dog’s life or the quantity. These situations arise when your dog is facing a terminal illness, or is in the end stages of illnesses such as kidney failure, cancer, or neurological diseases. Sometimes the […]

by dogtime
April 28th, 2009

Grief and acceptance of loss

We bring our dogs into our lives and homes, and cherish and love them. We spend hours talking to them, making them the non-judgmental repository of all our secret hopes and fears. We trust them implicitly and they never let us down. What more could we possibly want? More time with them is the first […]

by dogtime
April 27th, 2009
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