Veterinarian Says the Most Heartbreaking Thing About Putting Down Pets, Goes Viral

You'll need a full box of tissues for this one.

Having a pet and experiencing the love that they give is one of life's greatest blessings. And, outside of the hilarious trouble they can sometimes cause, the only downside of owning one is that they don't live as long as humans do. Recently, Twitter user Jessi Dietrich took her 2-year-old cat, Rick, to the vet to get surgery for a very serious a UTI blockage. (Luckily, Rick made it!). But while she was there, she asked the vet what the most difficult part of his job was, and his answer nearly broke her:

"He said when he has to put an animal down, ninety percent of owners don't actually want to be in the room when he injects them, so the animal's last moments are usually them frantically looking around for their owners."

She posted his response as a tweet to her account, and it quickly went viral and made everyone cry.

Some people shared photos of their final moments with their pets, and there is not enough Kleenex in this world to deal with them.

But it also inspired people to stay in the room when their pets are given their lethal injection, no matter how difficult it may be. After all, your pet has stayed with you through your most challenging times, so you owe it to them to do the same.

And many people said that as unbearable as watching them pass away was, it was worth it in the long-run, as they found comfort in the knowledge that they were able to give their best friends a proper goodbye.

And for some feel-good photos of amazing, loving pets, see here for the 40 Dogs So Ugly They're Actually Cute.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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