Help & Support

University of California at Davis Veterinary Students (530)752-3602 or toll free (800)565-1526 Monday-Friday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (PT) http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/petloss/index.htm Florida Community Volunteers (352)392-4700 Dial 1 and 4080 (352)392-4700 X4744 (Joy Diaz) Monday-Friday 7 pm to 9 pm (ET) http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/vmth/companions.htm Michigan State University Veterinary Students
(517)432-2696 Tuesday to Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (ET) http://cvm.msu.edu/petloss/index.htm Chicago VMA Veterinarians and Staffs (630)325-1600 Leave Voicemail

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The Next Step

How do I tell my family? Family members usually are already aware of a pet’s problems. However, you should review with them the information you have received from your veterinarian. Long-term medical care can be a burden that you and your family may be unable to bear emotionally or financially, and this should be discussed openly and honestly. Encourage family members to express their thoughts and feelings. Even if you have reached a decision, it is important that family members, […]

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The Decision

How Do I Make The Decision? Your relationship with your pet is special, and you are responsible for its care and welfare. Eventually, many owners are faced with making life or death decisions for their pets. Such a decision may become necessary for the welfare of the animal and for you and your family.  A decision concerning euthanasia may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make regarding your pet. Your decision is a personal one, but […]

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