ANYONE who has had a family pet, knows that they are part of the family and losing them is a devastating loss.
Many people who have to take the difficult decision to put down their pet feels that it would be too difficult to stay in the room as the vet performs the procedure.
But when one vet was asked about the worst part of their job, the answer may make pet owners rethink their decision to leave the room.
Jessi Dietrich took to Twitter to share the response to the question.
She said: “He said when he has to put an animal down 90% of owners don’t actually want to be in the room when he injects them so the animal’s last moments are usually them frantically looking around for their owners [and to be honest] that broke me.
“And for this reason I’m literally gonna be cradling my homeboy rick when his time comes with all his favorite (sic) toys and endless ear scratches at the ready regardless of how distraught I am.”
Many people were moved by the message as the tweet was retweeted 40,000 times and got more than 180,000 likes.
Adding to the conversation, a vet technician said: “I’d say 80% of owners want to be there!
“But we give them an injection to make them sleepy first (basically surgically anesthetized) so the transition is that much smoother.
“And when owners don’t want to be a part of the actual euthanasia, they stay for the sedation part so at least they are with them until they are sleeping. Makes everything so peaceful (well as peaceful as that can be I guess).”
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