What are your thoughts on the matter? Is a pet owner obligated to stay with their pet for their final moments?
- No, a good pet owner is not obligated to stay
- Yes, a good pet owner is obligated to stay
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I will not vote, I'm sorry, because the "OBLIGATORY" word implied. It should never be obligatory to stay or not in that moment... NEVAR!!! But... I think the best that you could do is to be there. Your pet is scared when you left it alone, when you're gone and a stranger starts to sting it with a needle and all around is getting dark. I think that you should be there for 2 reasons: 1) You will pacify your pet in a very confusing moment and, maybe, you face would be the last and delightful thing that your buddy will see, your voice its last sound heared, and it would pass away in peace. 2) Seeing it at that last moment will endure you a lot and help you to processing the duel better. You will accept it sooner than waiting for its body, seated on the waiting room. It is crude, even cruel, but it would help you to face your lost. Sorry about your doggy, she was beautiful.
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Aw im sorry your dog had to be put down. A lot of owners dont want to be present at the last moment because of emotional hurt, but i feel like its an obligation for the owner to be there to comfort the animal in its final moments <3 . I had a dog that was put to sleep when i was 15, he lost feeling from the neck-down he could only move his head, everything else stayed limp. Me and my parents were with him when he was gonna be put to sleep. He passed away as i was giving him a final hug. It hurt like a stake to the heart watching him take his final breath but it felt good at the same time being there instead of him passing away wondering where im at.
Yes, I've been there when they were born, all the times in between. Then there is that day that finally comes, a time to say goodbye and bawl my eyes out! It hurts. What I find helped the most is remembering the happy times, the happiness that we brought into both of your lives, just knowing them loving them and being unconditionally loved back. Just makes their life so worth it!