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Re: Sedation prior to Euthansia [Re: PositiveDog] #47844
05/31/10 05:28 AM
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All of this is making me cry... I finally got the guts to read this read but I can't help but cry my eyes out.


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Isa BH CD RAE CGC TDI 12

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Re: Sedation prior to Euthansia [Re: mjbgsd] #60552
07/03/10 12:03 PM
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Our vet used sedation with Sandi. She slipped right to sleep, after she vomitted - I did feed her summer sausage and ice cream sandwiches (it was her last day on earth, what else would I do?)
Then there was nothing when the final needle went in. It made it easier on us and I hope her. The vet said he expected it with an older dog like her. It really did seem peaceful and as hard as it was, I was glad it was done that way.


Patti loved by Ozzy (proud to be a Heinz 57) and Dolly (weighs more than most people, St. Bernard)...
Sandi's waiting at the Bridge
Re: Sedation prior to Euthansia [Re: Chris Wild] #63018
07/10/10 06:48 PM
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i also have had horrible experience with euthanasia.my dog also fought the euthanasia and kept struggling to the point i wanted to scream "stop it". he finally passed. it was a horrible experience. in the past couple of years i insist upon sedation prior to euthanasia. it takes alot of stress out of a horrible time and i know in my case with my beloved cole and freidal both have literally gone to sleep with their eyes on the one that loved them the most on this earth. in cole's case he was such a "soft" dog i knew he would scream and carry on when the injection was given so by sedating him we got that out of the way so the last several minutes of his life he was comfortable and eating dog biscuits until he gently fell asleep. then my vet did the euthanasia. such a peaceful and non stressful way to say goodbye to someone you love so very much.freidal sadly had gone blind those last few hours and was unable to move her body. so by sedating her she was comfortable and i just layed on the floor with her while the sedative took hold. she just got that dreamy look of love in her eyes looking at me. for me it was less stressful to do the sedation prior to the euthanasia and in my cole and freidal's cases i feel made their passing so much more comfortable and less stressful.just my humble opinion and experiences.

Re: Sedation prior to Euthansia [Re: eyedog] #304481
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I think it makes sense to sedate in some way prior to euthanasia.

Re: Sedation prior to Euthansia [Re: JoeD] #337350
11/29/15 11:00 PM
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At the clinic I work at we will sedate if the pet is aggressive or we anticipate an unpleasant reaction/event. We do ask the client prior to.

The other day we had a Bengal that experienced a stroke, it's neck was severely bent, after give Propofol the entire body relaxed to a normal state. I let the clients know the kitty would feel more normal, they were so happy to be able to see this prior to, seemed more peaceful.

My Cat Ares was euthanized in Colorado, the vet didn't use a catheter or anything, it was awful and I will forever remember how unpleasant I let Ares go. The town I lived in was a small ranching town, gosh the ranchers shoot their Border Collies if they are injured, so what should I have expected frown

I learned a lot in my lifetime with many of the professions I have worked. I can say in the veterinary field, every case is so very different, there is no playbook.

I am just happy to learn and help others in letting their best friends go, but it's just a really sad part of the job.

Re: Sedation prior to Euthansia [Re: Jasper&Loki] #337352
11/30/15 12:44 AM
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Most of the critters I have been present with when undergoing the procedure slipped peacefully away. So much so, that I encouraged my sister to come when we put Kitty down. Uhg! She was wasted when they finally diagnosed her with diabetes, and we still tried the insulin, but Kitty got worse.

Anyway, it was hard to get it into the vein, and then she wasn't dying. And she wasn't dying. They ended up having to stick her again. It was pretty awful.

On the whole though, and I am always there with them, telling them what a good dog they were, and so on, it has been just fine without a separate sedation.


Seniors: Babs, Heidi, Odessa
Mature Adults: Ninja, Joy, Bear, Hepzibah
Adults: Karma, Cujo II, Lassie
Young Adults: Quinn, Ramona
Puppies: Kojak, Tinuviel

Re: Sedation prior to Euthansia [Re: Selzer] #337353
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I always ask that all my pets have a shot of sedative first in case they have to be put down. In fact it is written right on their file cover. I dont think I could handle a painful death on top of the heartache of loosing them in the first place.


Sandra
Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
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