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The Last walk : reflections on our pets at the end of their lives / Jessic Pierce.

Author / Creator Pierce, Jessica, 1965-
Edition Pbk. ed.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Description 263 pages ; 23 cm
Language English
Subject Pets -- Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Euthanasia of animals.
Euthanasia.
Human-animal relationships.
Dogs -- Biography.
Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Dogs.
Euthanasia.
Euthanasia of animals.
Human-animal relationships.
Biography.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10036989
ISBN 022615100X
9780226151007
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index.
Summary With The Last Walk, Jessica Pierce makes a forceful case that our pets, and the love we bear them, deserve better. Drawing on the moving story of the last year of the life of her own treasured dog, Ody, she presents an in-depth exploration of the practical, medical, and moral issues that trouble pet owners confronted with the decline and death of their companion animals. Pierce combines heart-wrenching personal stories, interviews, and scientific research to consider a wide range of questions about animal aging, end-of-life care, and death. She tackles such vexing questions as whether animals are aware of death, whether they're feeling pain, and if and when euthanasia is appropriate. Given what we know and can learn, how should we best honor the lives of our pets, both while they live and after they have left us?

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