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Keys to Health: The Most Difficult Decision

When your beloved cat or dog has serious health issues, it can be very difficult to figure out what the best thing to do is: continue treatment, or put an end to the suffering she may be experiencing. Here are some questions that can help you decide. Does your pet:

  • not respond to you as before?

  • not eat unless you hand feed?

  • seem to be in pain?

  • have trouble cleaning herself?

  • have more bad days than good days?

For more, see 'How I Will I Know?’ from the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center:

Bay State Animal Cooperative supports all treatments for any animal illness and actively treats ll cats in our care for conditions, diseases and injuries. As a 100% no-kill organization, our philosophy encourages all humane treatment to relieve pain, assist in quality of life, and seeks all resources possible if any disease can be treated. However, we are also aware that there are times when a pet’s suffering and pain requires a humane response.