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Pet owners' demands often create stress for veterinarians

Veterinarians often struggle emotionally to comply with pet owners' requests to euthanize animals that could be healed or to extend the lives of terminally ill animals that are in pain, and those emotional struggles take a mental health toll, a study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine found. The study's authors said veterinarians need better training in school and in their careers to handle moral distress and ethical conflicts.

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