Tag: Pets & Euthanasia

Was Ending Your Pet’s Life the Right Decision?

By Karen Fine, a veterinarian and the author of “The Other Family Doctor: A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life, and Mortality.” Marula was an orange kitty, a purr machine with multiple birth defects, so he was the perfect cat to be a veterinarian’s companion. He purred against my belly when I […]

Euthanasia: Deciding When a Pet Has Suffered Enough

By Jessica Pierce NYT/ September 22, 2012 Is it ethical to spend $25,000 at the vet? Is it O.K. to have a pet if you can’t afford such treatments? ODY died peacefully last year, Nov. 29. He was 14 and a half. Truth be told, Ody didn’t just die. I killed him. I paid a […]