Vet reveals what pets do just before they’re put down – and it will break your heart

There are few more heartbreaking moments in life than taking a beloved pet to the vets for the final time.

For some, putting an animal down can be too tough to bear and many owners don’t want to be in the room when it happens.

A vet revealed pets spend their final moments desperately looking for their owners if they've left the room

A vet revealed pets spend their final moments desperately looking for their owners if they’ve left the room ( Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

She continued: “And for this reason I’m literally gonna be cradling my homeboy rick when his time comes with all his favorite toys and endless ear scratches at the ready regardless of how distraught I am.”

The tweet clearly hit a nerve with devastated pet owners, racking up more than 40,000 retweets and getting more than 180,000 likes.

“I’d say 80% of owners want to be there!” she explained. “But we give them an injection to make them sleepy first (basically surgically anesthetized) so the transition is that much smoother.

“And when owners don’t want to be a part of the actual euthanasia, they stay for the sedation part so at least they are with them until they are sleeping. Makes everything so peaceful (well as peaceful as that can be I guess).”

Jessi’s tweet got such a strong response – mainly from people who were very upset – that she apologised to everyone, saying: “Didn’t mean to break everyone’s hearts just wanted to raise awareness!!!!! I’m so sorry.”


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