If you have had to make the heartbreaking decision to have a pet put to sleep, did you choose to stay with the pet when it was euthanized or did you leave it in the vets care?
If you haven’t had to make that decision what do you think you would choose to do? What are the reasons for your answer?
I can understand why many people would choose to leave at the point where the vet is about to put their pet to sleep. It is heartbreaking to watch a beloved animal be euthanized but personally I choose to stay with the animal (dogs in my case). I figure that any human would want a loved one there in their final moments and even if animals don’t necessarily think like us I would rather be there and know that my pet didn’t die alone. I know that this is putting human emotions on animals which I so often tell people not to do when it comes to things like training etc but for my own peace of mind, I stay.
Just a side note, regardless of what I would choose to do I would never judge anyone for choosing not to stay if they found it too hard to do so, so please answer honestly