My cat is 16 years old and has a terminal disease. I feel that her quality of life has dropped. I think the right thing to do is to have her humanely put to sleep. Is there a way to do this while making it as comfortable as possible?
Having your pet euthanized can be a very difficult decision to make. Pain, anorexia and contact avoidance indicate diminished quality of life. If you notice these signs it may be time to euthanize. Have a veterinary exam and discuss all of your options first. A sedative can be given or she may be placed under anesthesia first, then allowed to gently pass away in her sleep. Sometimes, just a single injection is administered allowing the pet to pass quickly and painlessly. Ensuring the comfort of your pet during euthanasia is a priority to us here at Gulfshore Animal Hospital and it is our goal to educate our clients enabling them to make a well informed decision.