Veterinary surgeon describes what happens when your pet is put down
Veterinary surgeon Dr Roy Aronson says the decision to end a pet's life is a difficult but necessary part of the job.
He says the decision to euthanise an animal is sometimes made independently by the owner or in consultation with the owner.
The experienced small animal veterinarian says euthanasia is intended to reduce suffering for the animal and must be done with compassion.
Euthanasia is sometimes the only alternative.Dr Roy Aronson, Veterinary surgeon
We have the right to terminate life and prevent those last few days of suffering.Dr Roy Aronson, Veterinary surgeon
Sedation is the personal choice of the pet and the owner.Dr Roy Aronson, Veterinary surgeon
He relays some of the euthanasia experiences at his private practice, answered questions about the process and shared his expert advice.
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