SFVS intern Erin Adkins, DVM, is featured in the March 2010 issue of Bay Woof. Dr. Adkins responds to a reader’s question about euthanasia, which she writes can be “a painless, peaceful, and controlled process that can put an end to or prevent your pet’s suffering” if done in an appropriate manner.
The question: Dear Dr. Dog: My dog is getting well on in years and is pretty feeble. I dread the idea of having her “put to sleep” when her quality of life gets really bad. How do you counsel your patients when they’re facing this awful decision?
For Dr. Adkins’ answer, read: Grappling with a “Good Death”
Note: This issue also includes an amazing article on the Search Dog Foundation and its work in Haiti:
When the teams reached Port-au-Prince, they found a city in ruins. During their 14-day deployment, the teams [including seven search dogs] helped rescue ten people trapped in the wreckage.
A day-by-day recap is included, along with some great photos. See www.searchdogfoundation.org for more on this organization.