Euthanasia tips to make the final goodbye more compassionate

Comfort rooms and comfort care carts can make a huge difference for both patients and clients

An example of a euthanasia room created for the comfort of both patient and client. Courtesy Corinth Veterinary Clinic in Hickory Creek, TX.

It is never easy saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Euthanasia is one of the toughest topics to discuss with pet owners that is well before the experience of the actual appointment. In veterinary medicine, we often experience a range of emotions from the caregiver’s perspective. Comforting and guiding clients through this emotionally tumultuous time can be extremely taxing. There are ways to make these experiences better for the owners having to say goodbye and, in turn, could make it easier on the caregivers who find themselves in the support role.

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