How do you know if "it's time"? If you are visiting our website, chances are that you started questioning whether or not it is time to let go of your pet or the time is drawing near and you want to be prepared. You probably are looking for a way to make this transition easier for your pet, to lessen his suffering, make it painless and stress free.  And you are looking for a caring and compassionate way of assessing when to let go.

Your pet may have severe arthritis, cancer, kidney failure, some other debilitating disease or he or she is just very old. He or She has been part of your life for many years, may have helped you through tough times, has been a faithful companion. He is now getting old and you are concerned that the time is drawing near.

You love him so much...  how can you make that decision?  On the other hand, how can you not?  The problem is that you are afraid to do your pet a great deal of wrong one way or another.  How do you know if the time has come?  How can you objectively assess your pet's happiness?  Suffering?  Pain? 

You will hear from different sources different "criteria" that are NOT ACTUALLY RELIABLE.  Like:  "You'll know..." or "He'll tell you..." or "When he's not eating anymore..." or "When he can't get up anymore..."  If you rely on these, to say the least, unreliable indicators, you can inadvertently let your pet suffer more than you can ever guess.  Animals are very resillient and they hide their suffering and pain instinctively.  So by the time they show symptoms, by the time they stop eating, by the time you "see it in their eyes", they have advanced very far in their suffering. 

So how do you know?  This is what you will learn in this section.

On our website, you will find very useful ways of assessing your own pet's Quality of Life.    You will get help answering questions like:  Is it time to put my pet to sleep?  Is it time to have my dog put to sleep?  Is it time to have my cat euthanized.  These are such difficult decisions…  We make veterinary house calls to help you with your elderly pet in the frame of pet hospice. Read more...
Animals don’t show pain.  Common questions pet owners ask are:  Is my cat in pain?  Is my dog in pain?  How do I know if my pet is in pain if he is not crying?  On this page, you will learn about the multitude of ways that pets express their pain and how to recognize pet pain and pet suffering. Read more...
How can you assess your pet’s Quality of Life?  How do I know if it is time to put my pet to sleep?  Is my pet in pain?  There are home tests you can do which will help you with those difficult questions in pet End of Life care. Read more...
How can I make the decision to end my pet’s life?  Am I God to decide if my cat should be put to sleep?  Am I God to decide if my dog should be euthanized?  Home Pet Euthanasia will help you find answers to these questions so that you can truly make the right decision. Read more...
Are you hoping your pet will pass away naturally and peacefully at home without euthanasia intervention?  Find out what natural death is and how you can avoid unnecessary pet suffering in the end of life process.  Read more...
In the Pet Hospice section, you will learn about Pet Hospice and how it can be beneficial to your pet once you have made that decision that the trips to the vet’s were too stressful for your old companion.  Our stress-free visits, done in the comfort and quiet of your home will ensure that your pet is as comfortable, pain free and happy as possible in his last days or weeks. Read more...