Euthanasia is a very personal choice and is not right for every family or every situation. If you know your pet is sick, hurting, or has just been diagnosed with a terminal condition, and you are not ready to say goodbye, you may want to look into hospice or palliative end-of-life care until you are ready. The important thing is get help for your pet in some capacity to help alleviate pain, infection, and other symptoms your pet may be faced with as death approaches. If your pet is suffering, and you decide to let them pass on their own, we strongly recommend getting your veterinarian involved or a veterinarian who specializes in hospice care. So many of us hope that our pet will pass peacefully in the night, but this is very rare. We know that they will eventually pass on their own without our help, but the only way to ensure it is peaceful is to manage pain completely and provide comfort care. This can be a beautiful way to provide for your pet during its’ final days. If it is not an option, then euthanasia can be a wonderful gift for your pet.