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It’s the subject that no animal lover wants to have to think about. It’s the time you hope to avoid since the moment that you bring them home and you work tirelessly to avoid, but it’s the time that no one can stop. It happens for everyone. It’s the time where you have to say goodbye to your pet. The question is when is the right time? You don’t want to give up on them but you have to be serious that you can’t let them suffer forever. It’s a tough call, but here are some things to consider.
The quality of life must be there. How much is the agony and the pain. How much is the grief? How much are they suffering on a daily basis. This matters more than you think because it’s something that plays into their enjoyment of life. You do not want them to suffer forever. You have to be reasonable about what you can ask of your pet. You don’t want them sticking around for your sake. You cannot put your own selfish reasons in front of the needs of another living creature.
Your best bet is to talk to your vet about when the right time is. No one knows better than they do and no one knows just how bad things are likely to get. You have to rely on the experts and trust their judgment even if it’s not what you hoped for. Your bet means everything to you so you have to do what is right.