Basset HoundPet loss issues and how to plan ahead are the topics tackled in this Before I Die New Mexico Festival panel discussion event. Panelists are:

Among topics discussed:

  • How children and adults react to the loss of a pet, compared to the loss of humans.
  • The differences at end-of-life for treatment and a gentle death for pets versus people.
  • The implications when pet parents consider their companion animals as “fur babies.”
  • “The Rule of Three” quality of life scale to determine when it’s time for euthanasia.
  • How to tell when your pet is in pain.

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Held as part of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival, this panel discussion took place in Albuquerque on November 9, 2019, at Sunset Memorial Park in the Sunset House conference room.

The third annual Before I Die NM Festival was held November 3 to 10, 2019. It offered upbeat activities to think about, talk about and do something about our inevitable mortality. A record-breaking 1,800 people participated in these events, which took place in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Espanola, New Mexico. Activities included Death Café conversations, field trips to cemeteries, funeral homes and crematoria, movies, panel discussions, and a wide range of speakers. A fourth annual festival will be held in October/November of 2020.

Festival Sponsors

A big thank you to our sponsors who made the 2019 Before I Die New Mexico Festival possible, and most of the events free:

2019 New Mexico Festival Sponsors