Behavioural Euthanasia - Indications and Support
Many animals with problem behaviour can be helped with a Veterinary Behaviour Diagnosis and Treatment. But some do not, despite good treatment plans that are well implemented. Some owners find that they are unable or unwilling to support their pet through a treatment plan for the rest of its life. There can be significant risks to the owners, other people, other pets in the household and other animals in the community. All these factors may result in a client requesting euthanasia for their (often young and physically healthy) pet.
This presentation will discuss euthanasia for veterinary psychiatry patients. When it is indicated and how it can be approached with owners. Understanding the distress unremitting or untreated mental health can cause can help provide a rational approach for this situation.
The presentation will also discuss how to make the end-of-life process safe and calm for pets with anxiety disorders as well as how to make it safe for veterinary staff.
This webinar is sponsored by Stress Free Pets
Recording from 28 June 2023
Jacqui Ley BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
Jacqui Ley is a registered specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1995. A long time interest in animals, animal behaviour and training led her to undertake a Membership to the ACVSc in Veterinary Behaviour in 2000. Looking to understand more about behaviour, she left small animal practice for the world of research and investigated tests for measuring fear in dogs. Jacqui has completed a PhD at Monash University developing a model and questionnaire for describing canine personality.