Anyone who has ever had a pet knows how hard it is to have an ill and/or elderly animal that is not doing well… some decisions have to be made concerning the animal’s care and welfare.
It’s difficult enough having to see your furry companion in pain, the look in their eyes breaks your heart and takes your breath away. But, you are the one in charge, you are the one who makes the decisions regarding all aspects of your pet’s care.
So, you ask yourself “is it time to consider letting my beloved animal go, is it time to euthanize”? Sometimes the answer is very clear-cut, your animal is suffering, there is no more hope.
Sometimes, the answer is not so clear-cut, does you animal still find some joy in his life, can the pain be controlled, should you keep on going, trying to keep him with you a while longer?
I am often asked by pet owners to talk with their ill and/or elderly animals when these sorts of “end-of-life” issues arise. That’s why I call it the “end-of-life” communication.
Even though the decision whether or not to euthanize is still the pet owner’s responsibility, many people have told me that it really helps them to know what their pet’s wishes are when having to make this difficult decision. It offers comfort, a sense of direction, and at times, a loving, grateful good-bye.
I have done a lot of these “end-of-life” conversations. There have never been two of them alike.
I am always amazed at how thoughtful and caring each animal is when faced with having to leave their beloved humans. It is truly one of the more spiritual and sacred things I’ve experienced in my life.
Animal Communicator Interview
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My best to you and your furry friends,