Amy - posted on 03/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
When an animal is older - though like part of the family - people and vets don't hesitate to say...."it's time". The animal is terminally ill and it's just going to get worse and worse and more painful and it's just the best thing to do. Vets often say that it's just selfish to keep the pet alive because it's for us not for them because they are in such bad shape.
Some argue that people deserve the same right. To say...hey, I'd like to go to sleep then be put to sleep. I've seen cancer struggles and how much pain they are in. They do hang on for the family and not for themselves. They know it's over. Sometimes wish it would en earlier. Should we be allowed to let them choose to end it if they wanted that?