If you are able, then it can be better for both you and your pet to plan your pet’s end-of-life care. It is often the way that we put things off but planning ahead allows you to think through what you’d really like to do. This includes how you would like to remember your pet’s end-of-life, and how you’d like to remember your pet after their death.
Planning ahead takes the pressure off having to make decisions when under emotional distress. In these circumstances, you might make decisions that you’d later wish you hadn’t or wish you had done differently.
Spending a little time forward-planning, even if it’s just to be prepared for what you can expect if your pet is being euthanased, will help you cope both at the time and in the period beyond.
We have put together a helpful Checklist of items to consider when the time is right. Our Arranging a Pet Cremation explains more about pet cremation and hopefully takes the mystery out of this process if it is something you are considering for the first time.