If you have time, then it can be better for both you and your pet to plan your pet’s end-of-life care, rather than leaving everything to decide on at the end. Planning ahead allows you to think through what you’d really like to do, how you would like to remember your pet’s end-of-life, and how you’d like to remember your pet after their death. It takes the pressure off having to make decisions when under emotional distress. In these circumstances you might make decisions that you’d later wish you hadn’t or wish you had done differently. Spending a little time forward-planning, even if it’s just to be prepared for what you can expect if your pet is being euthanased, will help you cope both at the time and in the period beyond.