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pie Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:51 PM
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Which drugs are used to euthanize animals?
If the process is quick and painless
why don't we use the same drugs to kill
prisoners on Death Row?
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:52 PM
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1. In alot of places, carbon monoxide from engine exhaust!!!
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:54 PM
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2. One of the drugs Texas uses
Edited on Sat Apr-16-05 05:56 PM by acmejack
pancuronium bromide is banned by the American Veterinary Association be cause it is "cruel". Ah, Texas!
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:55 PM
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3. I bet they use it on humans too.
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pie Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:56 PM
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4. I wonder
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:58 PM
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7. Decompression chambers are common as well.
Then they die from oxygen deprivation. Humane death is the ultimate oxymoron.
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pie Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:04 PM
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10. That sounds like a horrible way to go
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:41 PM
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23. I've seen animals euthanized here in NM
and they used phenobarbital. It was quick and peaceful.

The local emergency vet handles sick animals on off hours and I just happened to be in the surgery with a sick kitty when it happened.
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pie Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:58 PM
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5. I have heard that the animal dies quickly, peacefully
But I have never witnessed it first hand.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 05:58 PM
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6. The vets here ...
if you have to make that fateful journey to help relieve one of your best friends suffering, uses a big overdose of a seditive and BANG ... they are gone. Never know what hit them.

It's always a sad thing but in the process the vets use, there is no pain. No way.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:00 PM
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8. I can't remember the drug but
that is how it is done here. Been there quite a few times, we keep 3 doggies so we have been down that road a bunch in the last 20 odd years. I have held each and every one of them as they died and it was always peaceful and fast.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:02 PM
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9. Yep ...
and I have always noted the tension they were holding from their illness and how quickly they are gone ... it is a blessing for a dear, old, loyal friend.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:06 PM
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11. You're making me cry!
It is always a blessing since we would never do it unless there was pain and misery involved. Hurts a lot though but you are correct, that feeling of the release from pain is a blessing to both the pet and their human.
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:08 PM
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13. sorry ... how 'bout this then ...
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:13 PM
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15. Ahhhhhhhhhh
that is MUCH better. Thanks! :)
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:07 PM
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12. what is it called do you know?
I'd really like to know, just in case it comes to that!

Thank you.

:kick:

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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:10 PM
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14. The vets know ...
I've had it done 3 or 4 times over the last 35 years ... since I was the one who had to do it rather than someone else making the call.

The vets know.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:18 PM
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18. The vet report calls fo sodium pentobarbital
Edited on Sat Apr-16-05 06:19 PM by acmejack
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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:24 PM
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20. it works like a charm ...
No pain, almost instantaneous.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:14 PM
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16. Our town has only no-kill shelters.
I don't know how they do it but...

:toast:
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pie Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:18 PM
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17. That's awesome
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:22 PM
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19. With my dog's cancer battle I might be looking at this.
If so, he will die in my arms and the vet will have to listen to me sing Sirius' favorite song. This raises another question in my mind. What does it cost to get a dog (70 pounds) cremated? When Sirius dies I want to spread some of the ashes here on our mountain land. Some ashes will go into the pool below the waterfall on our place. That will end up in the Atlantic Ocean. I'll take some ashes across the mountain to the French Broad River. They will end up in the Gulf of Mexico. And a final vial will go to the Pacific Ocean, one way or another. Same-o with my ashes when the time comes.

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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:26 PM
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21. This my plan.
Edited on Sat Apr-16-05 06:27 PM by acmejack
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oatmeal Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:49 PM
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24. Cremation?
I had to put my cat to sleep five years ago because of cancer, and the cremation charge at that time was 70 dollars if I didn't want the ashes, and 110 if I did.

The entire process was very peaceful. He went to sleep, still purring, and once he was out and the second shot went in, he passed.

If I have to go, that's the way to do it.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 07:24 PM
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25. Thanks Oatmeal.
Welcome to DU. Sorry you had to come in on such a downer of a thread. Thanks for sharing your euthanasia experience too. Sorry for your loss.

Mac



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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 06:26 PM
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22. they make them watch American Idol until they don't want
to live anymore
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-05 07:53 PM
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26. In my case I just had my old lab buddy .....
..... watch Wolf Blitzer & Howard Kurtz on CNN interview Jeff Gannon.
He went quick.

In reality the vets use a very strong sedative and KCl and the dog passes
fast. My lab of 13 years died in my arms within seconds. A last gift to
a buddy who had given so much.
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