Remember, your pet is a family member and should be loved till then end.
A “broken-hearted” vet has revealed how frightened pets search for their owners who have chosen to leave the room when they are put down.
“I beg you DO NOT LEAVE THEM,” the message shared by Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic in South Africa read.
“DO not make them transition from life to death in a room full of strangers in a place they don’t like.
“The thing you 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 loved person. They don’t understand why you left them when they are sick, scared, old, or dying from cancer and they need your comfort.”
The vet added that owners should not be a “coward” and to do the right thing by comforting their pets.
The post signed off with, “From a tired broken-hearted vet” and has been shared over 87,000 times.
She said she asked her vet what the hardest part of his job was.
“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 &tbh that broke me,” Ms Dietrich wrote in a tweet.