I've read a couple posts here and there under this section, and have a question for everyone/anyone who would like to answer. Is how much agony does your pet have to be before you make the decision to put the animal out of its misery??? Im sorry, but I believe when medically there is no hope and the animal is suffering letting nature take its course is cruel and neglectful...and down right selfish. Yes, it is hard to say goodbye and accept the reality of the situation, but come on ppl! Us humans with our higher intelligance, compassion, and understanding have to make that hard decision, enabling the pain (IMHO) is just as abusive as causing the pain (when there is no positive prognosis). I may get flamed, but I could never sit by and prolong an animals suffering. It makes me sick to my stomach thinking about it. My heart goes out to anyone who has had to watch their beloved pet fade away, but please next time try not to let judgement become too clouded by emotion and think less about how you feel and more of what the animal is feeling.