Companion animal euthanasia
“a humane method of terminating the life of an animal who is dearly loved, but has little or no hope for recovery.”
Coming to terms that you will lose your pet eventually is heart-wrenching. Needless to say, whether or not to undergo euthanasia for the pet is another distressing decision. Not much information are provided to prepare owners before and after the loss of pets, lack alone the procedure of euthanasia.
Ref to The Human–Animal Bond and Grief (Lagoni, Butler, & Hetts, 1994) for grief support over pet loss.
From The Psychology of the Human – Animal Bond