NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09:  Veterinarian Wendy McCulloch draws an injection of sedative to put a dog to sleep ahead of a final euthanasia injection on May 9, 2012 in New York City. End of life issues have become increasingly important for pet owners, as advanced medical treatments and improved nutrition are extending pets lives well into old age. McCulloch runs Pet Requiem, a home veterinary service designed to provide geriatric care and in-home euthanasia for dying pets in the New York and New Jersey area. Many pet owners are choosing such in-home care to try and provide a humane and compassionate 'good death' for their beloved pets.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)