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That must be the worst part of your job ……

…. is something I hear all the time. People are, of course, talking about euthanasia. They imagine it must be really hard putting pets to sleep. Well, it isn’t. I see it as a kindness, a gift, the final act of love for our pets.

Only very occasionally is euthanasia hard for me and that is usually when I am forced to put an otherwise healthy animal (almost exclusively dogs) down because of behavioural problems.

Very, very rarely is this their fault, the blame lies at the door of those who bred them and denied them the early experiences and socialising they needed to cope with life, or of those who abused them, or never bothered to train them….

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