Vets Reveal What Pets Think in Their Final Moments
It's a moment that scares all of us, but what goes through the minds of our furry little friends during this time?
I’m going to give a pre-warning to this article. It’s going to be sad, and you may need to grab a box of tissues, because we’re about to reveal what goes through our furry friends’ minds in their final moments on earth.
Jessi Dietrich had to take her cat to the vet a few months ago, and to fill the time whilst she waited for her best friend, Jessi thought she would ask the vet what might be going through a pets’ mind during their last few moments. Although Jessi probably expected the vet to say how the animal doesn’t know what’s going on, and that they’re probably thinking happy thoughts, the answer Jessi got was the complete opposite.
Asked my vet what the hardest part was about his job &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
— jessi dietrich (@jessi_dietrich) July 27, 2018
Yep, we did warn you about the tissues. Our hearts broke into pieces and our eyes filled with tears when we read this. We get that many owners are unable to cope with watching their fluffy friend pass into the next life, but the poor little animal could probably use a friend to say goodbye.
It’s such a heart wrenching thing to think of, and so many people across Twitter replied to the tweet with their own thoughts and stories on the subject. Some of them from professionals on how they do the process, and others sharing pictures from the moment they had to say goodbye…
I work as a tech at a vet clinic. I’d say 80% of owners want to be there! But we give them an injection to make them sleepy first (basically surgically anesthetized) so the transition is that much smoother. And when owners don’t want to be apart of the actual euthanasia, they
— just_uss227 (@just_uss227) July 28, 2018
he screamed when everyone else touched him so i made sure he was happy and i held my boy and he was purring cause i did😭 pic.twitter.com/JPtMs7hDUt
— Kinsey (@kinsey_brod) July 28, 2018
All 3 boys, my wife and I sat with our boy Luke in our living room. Toughest day. Hope he's watching over us. pic.twitter.com/cU1ES477gG
— sean ritter (@spoondiggitty) July 28, 2018
my family and i had to put my buddy down in may. i went along when it was time for him to go, and although it was heartbreaking and devastating, i am glad i was there to love on him. pets are like family and deserve peace and comfort in their final moments ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NA57R1j8vW
— mads (@maddie_613) July 29, 2018
Why? Seriously, why does this have to happen to the greatest creatures on earth. I don’t think I could cope with being a vet after this, it would be too sad.
— Ryan Kane (@2Kanezz) July 30, 2018
My dog comforting me after I’ve read this thread & showered him with all my love pic.twitter.com/pso0qjyJEV
— babygirl ✨ (@s_icis) July 30, 2018
Honestly, same. This story is waaaaaay too much for me to handle. Excuse me while I go cuddle my dog and tell him how much I love him.
I bet you’re glad I mentioned about those tissues. Please go cuddle your pets as hard as you can, until they try to wriggle away from all the love. For more light-hearted stories, follow us on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.