This shattered my heart in more places than one. And just a warning — it might break yours in half too.
However, this said, it is an important read and I really hope we can together help everyone to become more aware of this, so please make sure you share with every single person you know that owns a pet — as well as simply the public at large, on Facebook for example.
Our pets are extremely precious to us. We are there for them to provide them with love, care and plenty of cuddles and treats.
But it turns out there is one fundamental moment we simply aren’t there for them.
When it’s time for them to pass on.
It all started when pet owner and regular veterinary patron Jessi Dietrich asked her cat’s vet what the toughest part of his job was.
“Asked my vet what the hardest part was about his job and he said when he has to put an animal down, 90 percent of owners don’t actually want to be in the room when he injects them,” she tweeted, adding: “So the animal’s last moments are usually them frantically looking around for their owners, and to be honest, that broke me.”
The vet’s response cracked Jessi’s heart in two and she decided she had to report this to everyone she knew to try to make a change.
After Jessi’s post went viral, many other veterinarians came forward and shared the same, painful observation.
The below Facebook post from an employee at the Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital then began spreading by the thousands.
This is a simple piece of information I think we could all benefit by. If everyone shares this, then I am sure less pets would die sadly and alone, looking desperately for their beloved owner and best friend.
If you have any doubt about just how much your pet loves you, have a look at this bonus video below. It might change your mind.
Please share this important information — you never know who might not be aware. I am sure if more people realize just how sad and painful this moment can be for our pets, they would choose to tough it out and join them for their last, precious moments on earth before joining animal heaven.