The hardest part of owning a pet is having to say goodbye to them. Our pets don’t live as long as we do, and as a pet owner, eventually you’ll be faced with the difficult decision to say goodbye. While it’s never easy, there are things you can do for yourself and your family to ease the pain:
- Everyone has a different way to grieve. Allow yourself and your family members the freedom to grieve in your own ways.
- Take plenty of time to grieve. Don’t discount your grief because it is an animal–our pets are often our best friends, and their absence will hurt. Take all the time you need to get through the grief process.
- Take care of yourself. Do nice things for yourself during this time. Have a special meal, take a nice long bath, and spend extra time with other pets or friends.
- Reach out to others! If your friends and family don’t understand the depth of your grief, find a support community that does. There are forums online dedicated to helping with exactly this situation.
One of the best things you can do when it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved pet is to have the euthanasia done in your own home. That keeps you and your pet comfortable during your goodbyes. Call 911 VETS® Home Pet Medical™ about in-home pet euthanasia in Los Angeles. Saying goodbye won’t be easy, but we’ll do our best to make it as easy as possible. We’ll also help you make arrangements for after care. Call us today to learn more about our services, and allow us to help you during this difficult time.