When the time arrives to finally let them rest, be with them every step of the way. Again, a dog’s final memories should be of the most important people in their lives comforting them as they slowly go to sleep. Try not to show the pain you are going through, and continue smiling until you know they’re gone.
Some owners can’t handle seeing their beloved pets pass away, but it’s the best choice for you and your pet. It might be hard on you, but it will be much harder on the dog if they pass away alone, with only a stranger in the room with them.
When your dog has passed, let it out. Take comfort in the fact that you did your best in taking care of something you loved so much, and that you were there for them until their final breath.
Crying is a healthy release for all the tension, anxiety, and pain you have kept to yourself for your dog’s sake. Your family or the present veterinarian will likely have some comforting words for you, and it’s best to accept them as they come.
While the death of a pet is a terrifying prospect, it’s always best to be ready for it when the time arrives. Knowing the signs and preparing for the worst is how you can go through this experience and come out the other side better than if you hadn’t known what to do.