Euthanasia of animals at home
Of course, every owner of a pet is insanely happy when his pet is not sick, shows maximum activity and is full of vital energy. However, sooner or later we have to put up with the idea that the pet will grow old, so that it can have various kinds of ailments. They are just in most cases and cause unbearable suffering and anguish to the domestic animal. Dogs and cats, just like a human, are subject to such serious pathologies as renal failure, tumors, heart defects and so on. How can I help my pet in this case? Some, finding no way out, begin to think about such a procedure as the euthanasia of animals. Of course, at first glance, it may seem blasphemous, but on the other hand, why should an animal suffer from unbearable pain?
It should be noted that the lulling of animals is made only in extreme cases, when it comes to an incurable disease or the biological age of the pet indicates that it does not last long. And the above procedure is carried out very quickly, and the animal does not feel any additional suffering. Everything is done "under anesthesia" and through medications, so you do not need to buy a gun to put animals to sleep.
The moral side of the procedure
Certainly, for many, euthanasia of a cat or a dog is a real outrage against domestic animals. From the psychological point of view, it is very difficult to decide on such an act. Nevertheless, despair, torment and worry about this should not be, since the lulling of animals at times - this is the only option to get rid of the pain.
Where is the procedure performed
Some owners of four-legged pets have no idea about where euthanasia can be carried out. Be aware that the sleep of animals is carried out both at home and directly in veterinary centers.
In the first case, the cat or dog owners call themselves to the expert - this is a fairly convenient form of assisting pets.
Specialized in euthanasia, as you know, a veterinary clinic. Sleeping animals occurs primarily because they have acquired or chronic diseases, which, unfortunately, are incurable. However, serious injuries, which cause unbearable pain, can lead to a decision on euthanasia.
In any case, each case requires an individual approach, and a preliminary consultation with a veterinarian is a prerequisite.
If you finally came to the conclusion that the only way to help a pet - this is to put him to sleep, then do not delay the case. To be tormented by correctness of the accepted decision does not follow, think better about how it hurts the animal, so do not delay and alleviate its suffering.
Specificity of the procedure
At first glance, it may seem that the euthanasia of pets is an easy and quick procedure: just one injection is enough.
However, in reality, everything is somewhat more complicated. No one wants to cause additional pain to the dog or cat during euthanasia, because these are pet pets. That is why humane euthanasia of animals involves a procedure that is carried out in two stages.
Before starting euthanasia, a pet is injected subcutaneously with a drug of a narcotic property that lulls the animal. Under his influence, the dog or cat ceases to feel discomfort and pain. A veterinarian should closely monitor the condition of the animal. Only after the anesthesia finally works, you can proceed directly to the procedure itself.
Injection with muscle relaxants
Then it remains to make just one shot, under the action of which there will be a stop of the heart and respiratory organs. This is how the animals are put to sleep - feedback about this procedure, as you may have guessed, is controversial: there are both supporters of euthanasia and its opponents.
It should be noted that in most cases the heart refuses already after 5-15 minutes after the dysfunction of the respiratory system, but it can also be vice versa.
If it is a matter of clinical death, the agony can last an average of a quarter of an hour, while the pet does not feel any pain, but because of the automaticity of the contractions of the heart muscle, the lungs still function, and against this background, convulsions may occur. Unfortunately, it is not possible to minimize such risks.
Cost of the procedure
Of course, many prefer to put the animals to sleep at home. In this connection, the question of how much such a service can cost is of paramount importance. When determining the price of euthanasia, two components should be considered: the first is the cost of medications (usually they are costly and of high quality), and the second is the costs associated with calling a specialist at home.
It should be noted that the work of an experienced veterinarian of high qualification is also not cheap, therefore, in order to increase demand in many veterinary clinics, euthanasia services are performed by ordinary specialists. Also, in some cases, the customer is offered a cremation service, the price of which depends on the weight of the pet.
The moral aspect of the euthanasia procedure is certainly very important for all the owners of pets, but I would like to wish that as few people as possible resort to the cessation of cats and dogs.
In order to minimize the above risk, take maximum care of your pet, take care of it properly, at the slightest suspicion of a disease, contact a specialist immediately.
If in one veterinary institution you were told that you can not save your pet and need to be put to sleep - this is not a reason for panic. Do not hesitate to contact another clinic, as doctors too may be mistaken.
If such a problem does arise, then do not hesitate with its decision. Remember that qualified professionals will never impose euthanasia services. You must make this decision by yourself.