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Saying goodbye - options for euthanasia

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Saying goodbye - options for euthanasia

The life expectancy of your pet is varied depending on the species. It is worth looking into the life expectancy of your pet, they can often live longer in captivity than in the wild. At some stage it may become obvious that your reptile’s life is drawing to a close. It is then that you will face a painful and difficult decision on whether your pet should be taken to your vet and put gently and painlessly to sleep.

When is euthanasia necessary?

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What will happen?

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Will my reptile suffer?

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Should I be there at the end?

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Should it be done at home or at the vet's surgery?

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Who decides that the time is right for euthanasia?

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How will I feel?

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How will my children cope?

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What happens to the body?

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Should I get another pet?

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