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Friday 24 May 2019

Euthanasia is a sad but essential part of pet care 

Pete Wedderburn - Animal Doctor Euthanasia - the deliberate ending of the life of a pet - is one of the most stressful aspects of the job as a vet. Pets are often seen as family members, so when they die, the grief felt by their owners is often immense. And because animals have relatively short lives - perhaps only a fifth as long as humans - vet clinics frequently witness the death of pets, arguably over five times more often than doctors experience the deaths of their patients.

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