It's been a little over a month since I said goodbye to my girl. The guilt is eating me inside. A part of me feels like I should have tried harder and maybe would have been able to put it off by a few days/weeks or maybe even months. Should I reach out to my vet to find out if I was too soon?
Vets are very sensitive to both the needs of the pets and their owners. I strongly believe that if your vet did not actively warn you that you were moving too soon, that you were doing the right thing. I've had experiences where I was afraid I'd have to put my pup down (before the time actually came, of course), and the vet strongly but sensitively nudged me away from that thinking. This is in direct contrast to the day I had to put my little old man down for real, when the vet outlined all my options, was gentle in explaining that they may or may not work and would possibly buy a little time, and it was clear to me when he looked at me in the eyes and said "its very difficult, but you have to consider what might be the compassionate thing to do." That's when I knew that the vet was trying to let me know "look, he may have a few more hours, days, maybe a week, but is that fair to your pet?"
Unless the vet argued against it strongly, they know. They wouldn't let you end your baby's life without arguing the options.
I hope this helps.