As an animal lover, I can’t even imagine how it must feel like to loose one of my beloved pets. After priceless moments spent with your so loyal companions, after sharing your home, your heart, your life with them, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than watching them taking on a different road.
Yet, sometimes we have to face the cruel reality and accept neither us nor our pest are immortals. And if there is one extremely hard, heart breaking decision to make, is when we have to choose between putting our pet to sleep or not. And as much as it might hurt, sometimes is better to put them to sleep, just because we relieve them from so much pain. Still, we should all stand there, beside our loyal friends on the last moments, no matter how hard it could be. And one vet explains why it’s so important to be there.
Here’s the vet’s heartbreaking message!
“When you are a pet owner it is inevitable, the majority of the time, that your pet will die before you do. So if and when you have to take your pet to the vet’s office for a humane pain-free ending I want you all to know something. You have been the center of their world for THEIR ENTIRE LIVES!!! They may just be a part of yours but all they know is you as their family. It is a crappy decision/day/time/even every time, there is no argument against that and it is devastating for us as humans to lose them. But please I beg you DO NOT LEAVE THEM,” the vet (who wanted to remain anonymous) said.
His emotional letter was then shared by the Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital on their Facebook page. The powerful words made me cry!
“Do not make them transition from life to death in a room of strangers in a place they don’t like. The thing you people need to know that mose of you don’t is that THEY SEARCH FOR YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THEM BEHIND!!!! They search every face in the room for their loved person. They don’t understand why you left them when they are sick, scared, old or dying and they need your comfort.
“Don’t be a coward because you think it is just too hard for YOU, imagine what they feel as you leave them in their most vulnerable time and people like me are left to try our best every time to comfort them, make them less scared and try to explain why you just couldn’t stay,” the post reads.