Saying goodbye to your beloved horse is one of the most stressful events faced by families. All too often, end of life decisions have to be made quickly due to sudden onset of illness or injury, adding to the stress for both family and patient. Chicago Equine understands just how difficult this time is, and we are dedicated to doing whatever we can to help your

th family say goodbye. We are dedicated to all aspects of end of life decisions, from knowing when it is time, to resources for what to do after the passing. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding end of life decisions, let us help you with the details so that you can focus on being with your loved ones.

Knowing When it is Time

The most common question we receive regarding end of life decisions, is knowing when it is time. This is a very difficult question to answer, because it is very personal and varies between patients and families. We invite you to contact us to discuss your individual circumstances. Listed here are some general guidelines for knowing it is time.

* Significant weight loss in a short period of time, despite proper nutrition
* Refusing to eat
* Chronic, uncontrollable pain
* Inability to rise from a down position
* Separating from herd mates