Dr. Kristin graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She then completed an internship in Florida before moving back to Minnesota to work in private practice. In 2011, she started Private Pet Passing to give pet owners the option of euthanasia in the privacy and comfort of their home.
The decision of pet euthanasia should be discussed with your regular veterinarian. There are treatable medical problems that geriatric pets can have that could be mistaken for “slowing down” or “being tired all of the time” such as infections or thyroid problems. You should be as well informed as you choose to be before making the decision to euthanize and this is best done through a consultation with your regular veterinarian.