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Eric2007
Don't feel bad. Vets always push euthanasia and we believe them when they say it is the best option. They are the experts after all.  It's almost like their last way to cash in. They wouldn't want your pet to die at home and them not collect the final fee. I did not euthanize my last two pets and although I miss them so much,  I don't feel that guilt everyone talks aboutn But I do mourn my most recent loss :( He was my boy. 
What they don't tell you is the guilt that follows. Don't feel bad because euthanasia is rampant in that industry and we just believe everything they tell us. With time I hope things will change and pets start to get treated like people where euthanasia is not ok and vets start to recommend hospice care just like you would a human being.
Eric
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P_Mom
I've wondered this myself. Fortunately I know
my Vet was looking out for my boys interest. He let me come in after hours when they were closed so no one else was there and he didn't charge me.  He's a small little place though - I'm leery of the big conglomerates. 
Jennifer
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roseblue1
My vets were good as well...could not fault them.
Ellen Hague
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Eric2007
Yes, my primary vet was great. It was the specialists and large pet hospitals that seemed cold and uncaring. I've covered it in other topics.  In a nutshell, I was told my boy was critical and would need to be euthanized that night. Happened many times over 3 months. The worst was when they told me he had bloat and would die a painful death that night. They said I had to euthanize or operate immediately for 7k.  I left with my boy. Next day my primary vet did an xray and said nothing was wrong with him. 

Over the death of your baby, it will get better. It's been 3 months since my boy died and I still have my moments of tears and sadness. But not as bad as the first two when I would sit in the backyard hoping he would come up to me and wishing it was all just a bad dream. 
Eric
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P_Mom
Thank you Eric and so sorry for your losses.  That is terrible you were given such misinformation- wow.  Good thing you went with your gut.  It will be 5 months next week. I'll never be the same the rest of my life.  
Jennifer
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