A new client often calls saying their animal is at death’s door. Most times it appears that way but proves not to be the truth because after the healing session the animal starts to feel better and recovers. This week that type of new client called regarding his 11-year old German Sheppard, but this case was not a successful one regarding recovery—this dog died.
Naturally I feel badly about the entire situation. The only consolation I have (as does the client) is that the dog remained comfortable enough after the healing to die at home. I believe most of us would prefer to die at home, and I believe it’s even more true for animals. A hospital stay (or doctor appt.) can be stressful for a human who understands why he is there. Now imagine how much more stress an animal may experience who does not intellectually understand the vet clinic/hospital experience plus possibly kenneled, separated from his home and people.
Dying is a part of life…and to be able to do so with the least amount of stress is what I want for all–human and non-human