Unfortunately, it’s a common part of everyday vet practice that we need to say goodbye to our patients and friends. As difficult as it can be on me, the veterinary technicians and other staff in the hospital, it is always more difficult for that pet’s owner. Making the decision to humanely euthanize your pet can be hard. We all want to minimize or eliminate any pain or discomfort our pet may be experiencing, but when is it time to say goodbye?

Our experts cover these difficult questions and more, including how to deal with the death of your dog, euthanasia, cremation or burial options, and more.

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How To Know When To Put Your Dog Down

When is it time to put my dog down? Knowing when it’s time to say goodbye to your best friend is a grim decision none of us pet parents want to face. But the unfortunate reality is that many of us, at some point, must decide that it’s time to say goodbye to our precious pup. In many cases, it’s not easy to know when the right time has come, so we’ll run through all the things to consider to help you through this heart-wrenching decision.

How Much Does It Cost To Put A Dog Down? Compare Your Options

No one wants to think about having to put their dog to sleep, but it’s a grim decision many pet parents have to make to ease their pup’s suffering. If you’re facing this heart-wrenching reality, you likely have many questions. And unfortunately, if you’re on a tight budget, one of your concerns may be how much it costs to have your dog euthanized. The cost of putting your dog down can vary widely, but the major price difference comes down to where you have the procedure done. We explore all of your options to help you make the best decision for your financial situation.

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Dog Euthanasia: When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

Euthanasia of a pet is one of the toughest things — if not the toughest thing — a pet owner may ever have to do. Yet this is a decision everyone must be prepared to make when they commit to taking on the responsibility of giving a pet a forever home. This article discusses the unfortunate process of dog euthanasia; when it’s the right time, and how to cope when your friend is gone…

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Dog Cremation Process: How Much Does It Cost And Other Questions Answered

Taking care of your pet’s remains is the last thing you want to think about after your pet passes away. So, it’s best to prepare yourself by knowing your options, and maybe even making your choice, beforehand. With more pet owners choosing cremation over burial — partly due to city ordinances in urban communities — cremation has become more affordable and available than ever.

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How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

Your pets are a part of your family and losing them can be emotionally devastating. If you or someone you know recently lost a canine companion, we offer you our most sincere condolences. We’ve been there and understand the pain you’re feeling right now. Here are some strategies and insights to help you work through this difficult time…

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