This is a personal decision. On one hand, you probably do not want your pet to be alone with a stranger in the final moments but on the other hand you may not be up to watching your pet’s death. Every owner wants to think of euthanasia as a gentle slipping into death, much like falling asleep. In reality, the pet will not close his or her eyes, and there may be a final twitch, gasp, or even urination. Dr. Kristin will administer a tranquilizer prior to euthanizing to help facilitate a smooth passing. The owner must be aware that this may make their pet quite sedate and, therefore, unresponsive to their voice.