Our pets are our best friends and we would do anything to show them how much we love them, but sometimes, during their final moments, it all gets a bit too hard for us to cope with.
But some new comments have revealed some heartbreaking information about what our pets do in their final moments and it will have you rethinking everything!
One woman took to Twitter to share what her vet had told her about pet’s final moments, revealing, “asked my vet what the hardest part was about his job & he said when he has to put an animal down 90% of owners don’t actually want to be in the room when he injects them so the animal’s last moments are usually them frantically looking around for their owners.”
Vet hospitals and clinics have since responded to the Tweet, stating that it is true…
Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital, in South Africa, explained, “When you are a pet owner it is inevitable, the majority of the time, that your pet will die before you do.
“So if and when you have to take your pet to the vet's office for a humane pain free ending..
"I beg you DO NOT LEAVE THEM. Do not make them transition from life to death in a room of strangers in a place they don't like. The thing people need to know that most of you don't is that THEY SEARCH FOR YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THEM BEHIND!!!!!
"They search every face in the room for their beloved person. They don't understand why you left them when they are sick, scared, old or dying from cancer and they need your comfort."
Our hearts just broke.
Brisbane vet Dr Evan Shaw explained to Mamamia that he agrees with this and emphasised how important it is to be there for your pet.
"I have a lot of return clients and I have found that people who aren't there at the end of their pet's life find it to be one of their biggest regrets at a later point.
"I totally understand how hard it would be, but death is ultimately a part of life and needs to be experienced to help the grieving process.”
Our pets love us so much…
Make sure your pet knows how much you love them!