Question by Scooby Dooby Doooo: One vet offers a sedative before euthanasia the other doesnt, why? also cremation?
I have to take my cat in tomorrow for euthanasia. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a month ago and hes let me know his time has come. So i called around and one vet does a sedative first but theyre booked till monday. The other vet i called does walk ins but i asked her if they used a sedative and she said its one shot, its lethal injection. Im a little confused. Will he be in more pain without the sedative?
Also they said their cremation service was semi private. I was warned against that but she assured all animals are in individual separators they just all get cremated at the same time and you only get your pets ashes back. I was warned of people cremating say a 5lb cat and getting a 10lb bag of ashes obviously not just their pet. Opinions on that?
Answer by Kali
I have NEVER heard of a vet putting an animal down with out sedating it first. The lethal injection stops the heart. The sedative knocks them out completely and they feel nothing. I had to put two animals down last year (1 was very old dog. and the other was poisoned by someone, my cats do not go on the balcony anymore). and they were both sedated and then put to sleep, 2 separate injections. It happens fast just to warn you.
Never do Semi private. You can get ashes back that are not yours.
I am very sorry. Just remember the good time you had with your kitty and know he will be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.
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