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.
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.
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?
Daniel, a 2-year-old Beagle who survived a session in a gas chamber at an Alabama animal-control facility, was featured on the Lucy Pet Foundation float at the Rose Parade.
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 […]
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My dog was diagnosed with cancer and died several months later. I’m devastated. How can I cope with this grief?
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 […]
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 […]