Sedating a dog before euthanizing
However, in elderly or sick patients and in cats, being able to find a good vein can be difficult.
Rather than poke and prod, the euthanasia solution may also be administered centrally (for example, into the abdomen).
Remember though that your vet does many euthanasias a week and really should be able to make things go smoothly.
I'm so sorry that you and your family are going through this tough decision, but it does sound like the time is coming soon.
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I would really advise against letting Sammy die at home.
We all hope that our animals will quietly pass away in their sleep and unfortunately that is not usually what happens, especially if there is a lung issue.
This is also painless as our patient is already sedated.
(Many of us are asked if it is like what was used with Michael Jackson – and although not the exact drug (Proprofol) – it does work the same way).
Today was the day for euthanasia and it was quite sad.