Is it time?

Most pet owners feel the hardest part of losing a beloved pet is making the decision of when to say goodbye.

Finding the perfect time to say goodbye to your beloved pet can be a challenging decision. Every pet owner has their own beliefs and timeline, but it’s a common sentiment to feel that we waited too long with a former pet. At Homeward Bound Veterinary Care, we understand the importance of a quiet and peaceful in-home euthanasia experience. To ensure this, it’s advisable to make the decision a little sooner than planned, focusing on preventing suffering rather than ending suffering that has already occurred. Our shared belief is that our pets deserve compassion and care till the very end. Waiting until the last possible minute may lead to an emergency situation, resulting in a stressful passing for your pet. This may not be as peaceful as you envisioned, and you might regret waiting too long.

Most people are familiar with the term ‘quality of life,’ but assessing it for our pets can be challenging. To assist you in this difficult decision, Dr. Alice Villalobos has developed a helpful scoring assessment. Additionally, we have provided other online resources for your reference, and we highly recommend discussing your pet’s quality of life with your primary care veterinarian.

At Homeward Bound Veterinary Care, we strive to provide information and support to help you make the best decisions for your beloved pet’s well-being.

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Salt Lake City, Utah