When to Put Your Dog Down Quiz

by Danielle MacKinnon

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Is it time to euthanize my dog quiz

The fact that you’re seeking out a quiz tells me you’re really struggling right now. First, I’m so sorry you’re going through this.

As an animal communicator, people hire me to psychically connect to their dog to ask directly, “it is time?” so I’ve had the opportunity to learn about euthanasia and what it means right from the dogs (and animals) themselves. Because of that, I don’t think an actual quiz will be as helpful in your decision making process as introducing you to the concepts that the animals have shared with me about this, through my readings over the years.  Of course, you’ve already been considering you dog’s quality of life, ability to eat and drink, whether or not they’re in pain – but here are three other factors that that dogs I’ve psychically worked with have wanted their humans to consider as well.

That Question

There is almost nothing more challenging that making a decision about whether or not it is time to help your dog crossover. This is not just because you don’t want to make the wrong decision (we all worry about that – but more on that later), but also because there are many people who don’t yet sympathize your predicament – people who say, “It’s only a dog!” (UGH!)

But there are SO many people out there (like me) who do understand the tough place you’re in. And while you’re weighing the usual pros and cons (I’m sure you’ve already been pouring over these questions: what is her quality of life like? Can she still eat? Is she in pain), you’ll have an easier time making this decision if you take into account the big picture as well:

The Big Picture

it is time to euthanize my dog quiz

1. Your dog has an intuitive connection to you

Your dog is tapped in to you intuitively at all times. Whether you’re trying to send a message to him or not – he’s aware of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and ideas. He’s also able to subtly send you his own thoughts, feelings, and emotions as well – and you don’t have to be a professional psychic to pick these messages up. Knowing how connected your dog is to you may help you trust your gut more in the decisions you’re making around his health and well-being.

2. Your dog’s Soul is all-knowing

Dogs have specific jobs with each of us: they want to help us heal, evolve, and align with unconditional love (they have already done this themselves) in addition to loving us. When they have completed their job with us, they leave our lives in some way. (You can read about this and how to work with it in my Animal Lessons book). At the Soul Level, dogs embrace death as a graduation in which they are moving from one level, with a certain job to another level with a certain job. And when they’ve completed their job, they then move on to planning out their passing. Get my free What Your Pet Wants You To Know When They Die Video Manual and start finally understanding the animal afterlife process from your pet’s point of view!

is it time to euthanize my dog quiz

3. The animal dying process

Dogs plan their passing at the (unseen) Soul Level. People are usually searching the web for an Is it Time to Euthanize My Dog quiz because they don’t understand this. Animals chose how, where, when, and even who will be with them. One of their choices is sometimes, euthanasia, so no matter what choice you make, you can’t go wrong. Your dog (cat etc.!) is actually running the show from that Soul Level. How can you make sure that it’s your dog’s wish rather than your fear or broken heart?  Trust.  Trusting your gut  ensures that your dog can get his/her wishes through to you. When you go with your gut here, it can also help alleviate years of guilt, if your gut is saying, “It’s time” because you know that you’re giving your dog what they’re asking for.

Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources for you to explore as you and your dog feel your way though this tough situation. Understanding what animals are experiencing as they cross over, may make it easier for you to make your decision

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Whatever you decide, know that your pet loves you and I love you too. Your dog thanks you for taking the time to make sure you’re making the best decision for his greatest and highest good.

Hopefully this It is Time to Euthanize My Dog Quiz (that isn’t a quiz) has given you some relief in making your decision with your beloved pet.

6 replies
  1. Eli Richardson
    Eli Richardson says:

    It really helped when you talked about how your dog is connected to you and knows when it’s time to go. Recently, our dog’s been dealing with severe health issues. We’ve tried everything in our power to help our dog get better, but we think it might just be time to let him go, so we’ll be sure to read through your piece thoroughly. Thanks for the tips on how to know if it’s the moment to euthanize our dog.

  2. Gail
    Gail says:

    Two of my dogs told me, without my consciously realizing it, that it was time for them to cross over. Yes, it was an emotional decision, but looking in their eyes I could see they had made the choice before I realized it. I never consciously realized I could communicate psychically with my animals until I connected strongly with two of my horses and actually changed one’s barn name because he didn’t like what he had been called, but what I was calling him! Recently a foal was born and from the moment she hit the ground I knew something was wrong. Mentally I felt there were three major issues that would not allow her to live. Vet found two of them within 7 hours of the foal’s birth. Made the decision, as she wouldn’t even be able to nurse because of a defect in her spine. Noticed the third defect as the vet was filling out the euthanasia paperwork, after I felt the little one’s spirit separate. Within moments, I felt the little one say “I’m sorry, there was a bigger plan” right before I felt her spirit gallop to Rainbow Bridge. All we have to do is pay attention, soften our focus and raise our vibration to know what they are saying! They truly let you know you have done the right thing.

  3. usha
    usha says:

    Thank you for this post. Just recently one of my strays was seriously ill – kidney, liver heart all almost given up and she couldn’t eat or even get up to pee n poop. Luckily she was in the compound of the building so i could help her with that. Was taking her for treatment everyday and was considering euthanasia, but my gut was saying wait for a week. Also contacted an animal communicator where I live n she said my dog didn’t want to be euthanized – wanted to complete her karma with me and me with her. So, as hard as it was to see her in that state, i just continued to take her for treatment – and exactly to a week, she passed away in my arms as I was carrying her out from the taxi into the clinic.

  4. Laura McNeeley
    Laura McNeeley says:

    Thank you Danielle for this heartfelt and extremely informative posting. My “grand”pug, Miss Mylee-moo (the moo has always been my addition to her name 🙂 I will share this with my daughter. I am working on connecting with Mylee myself as she is developing various symptoms of concern to us. I was a part of yours and John Hollands “Intuitive Soul” webinar so I have some of tools on hand (just need to put into PRACTICE!) You both were AWESOME and shared fantastic, useful and applicable information. Thank you again for this post!
    p.s. I was referred to as “the Chicken Lady” during the webinar. 🙂

  5. Terry
    Terry says:

    Thank you for this helpful guidance. I’m curious to know your thoughts on dog castration. I’m intuitively and emotionally against it (and I assume my dog is too!) but where I live, it’s considered the safest way to protect your dog from escaping and getting into harm’s way. There’s also a huge dog overpopulation problem here and since most female dogs are not spayed, castration is considered the responsible thing to do.

  6. Keila
    Keila says:

    I love this post. I don’t have this issue at the moment but I was in a very abusive relationship and I was staying because of my dogs. But then I fell pregnant and had a baby girl and I had to leave to save her. My ex partner did not let me leave he took my phone with all recent photos of my dogs and took all my money. When I managed to leave I couldn’t take the dogs I had no money for accomodation so I figured they would be better there at least they stayed in a familiar environment. But that breaks my heart every day I’m constantly worrying if they’re think I abandoned them, if they know I love them, if they are ok etc but this post did calm my heart maybe it was time for them to leave my life but I know I’ll meet them again after this life is finished.


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