Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

The "natural death" that we desire for our loved ones, pets included, may not at all be a peaceful death, particularly for pets.

"A natural death is what many of us hope for with our pets. They are members of our family, deeply enmeshed in our lives, and for many of us, thoughts of euthanasia seem unfathomable, so we cling to the notion that a natural death is desirable.  In most cases, a natural death, my veterinarian told me, means prolonged suffering that we don’t always see, because dogs and cats are far more stoic than humans when it comes to pain." 

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