May 2011

Euthanasia: How it's done

Filed under: anesthetic gas, euthanasia, injection, isoflurane, pentobarbital, sevoflurane, sodium thiopental, Somulose, Tributame — 

It's a topic most pet owners want to avoid.  Euthanasia.  Putting your pet down.  While most ethicists would support euthanasia where a pet faces terminal illness, broken bones (where the pain is extreme and the quality of life - should the animal survive - would be very poor) or even old age, it is a very difficult decision.  Guilt is a huge factor for the pet owner.  How does one reconcile proactively ending your pet's life?  The question is not easily... … [read more]