It is becoming increasingly clear to those of us working in this field that helping pet owners and parents to prepare for their pet’s passing is hugely important.
It isn’t just about making the phone call to the vet. Not just about deciding what to do afterwards. Preparation is as much about mental acknowledgement of the issue. Recognising that “the end is built into the beginning” and as such is inevitable.
So why not make it as easy as possible for both the owner and pet? One way we recomend owner / parents to do this is to write about their pet. To put down on paper, or online, their memorys, experiences, concerns, worries. List the good times and write about the (probably rare) bad times.