How To Euthanize Your Cat At Home Painlessly?


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Abi Ainscough answered
Animal euthanasia is the act of putting to death painlessly, an animal which is suffering from an incurable and painful condition. Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. It is never advisable or even acceptable to euthanize a cat in your own home. If you have a cat which needs to be put down for any reason, you should take the cat to a trained and qualified veterinarian.
The reason for this is that the cat may not actually need to be euthanized.
Another very important factor is the pain and trauma caused to the cat. If any animal does need to be euthanized it should be done in the quickest and most painless way possible. Therefore, animal euthanasia should only ever be carried out by trained professional veterinarians. 
Pets are almost always euthanased by intravenous injection; the death usually takes around 30 seconds and does not cause the animal pain.  A very high dose of pentobarbital or sodium thiopental is usually administered as it renders the animal unconscious quickly.
A cat or any other pet may need to be euthanized for a number of reasons, such as;
- If it has a Terminal illness - e.g. Cancer
- If it has Rabies
- If it has Behavioral issues that cannot be corrected
- If the animal had lost major bodily functions and was in pain.
It cannot be stressed enough however, that individuals should never take it upon themselves to euthanize an animal. This must be done by a trained professional and in many cases, it is illegal to do so without proper training and licenses.
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Anonymous answered
How many 0.05mg pills of xanax would I require to gently put down my sick 18 year old cat
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Zo McFee
Zo McFee commented
this probably woudl do nothing but put an animal to sleep for days you need something stronger. Think primitive. What was available during the civil war? These things should work. Insulin will work enough to put most small animals into a diabetic coma, They'll go to sleep and won't wake up.
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GrillaGardnr . answered

How to NOT answer this question:  See all above.  I remember when vets were affordable.  Now they are NOT for many of us.  Doesn't mean we are not equally interested in the well-being of out pets.  Any schmuck can have a baby, but people want to deny us the joy and pain of a beloved animal.  My sweetie is 18, and has lost control of his  bowels.  It's time, but I don't happen to have 50 buck laying around.  Thanks for NOTHING.

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Yo Kass
Yo Kass commented
It's a tough call though, because people pay vet bills because they offer reassuring specialist knowledge.

Taking it into your own hands, wouldn't you be risking causing more suffering if things didn't go as planned?

This is a very sad situation either way. I have 2 cats, and even though I know I'm statistically expected to out live them - I still dread the thought of it :(
Zo McFee
Zo McFee commented
no to be useless like we wouldn't take our cat to do such if we and don't know that already? the level of some people's ignorance is usually connected to how thick their pocket books are with money. I have a semi feral cat I've never been able to take to a vet. He's been super Sweet companion and loves me and a few others but is terrified of most cages and people. I cannot see how putting this poor animal that is suffering so badly through the trauma of trapping and caging and taking out in public . That guy should write a thesis on how to make your pets last hours the worst of it's life. I am going to try a solution that woudl never be recommended, if the results are humane and peaceful without pain I will let you all know. Yeah and people with" not answers" like that other one are the same people who get paid well to be the ones to organize help or donations for the poor, homeless , drug addicted , what could they possibly know about such things in the first place except how to pay themselves to do nothing and then they get another grant .
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Anonymous , putting a pet to sleep, answered

There are many ways to euthanize an animal painlessly but most are not without dangers,. 

How do people commit suicide? A  car in garage with the engine, does this give anyone an idea, as long as you have oxygen slowly breathing in higher concentrations of anything but will eventually result in unconsciousness. 

I know ether and  another  thing were used to anesthetize patients during ww 1 and the civil war before amputations or surgery. Loss of blood also will result in a relatively painless death. 

Freezing, hypothermia is also an option but believe there is nothing worse than being unfrozen and having frostbite, so all of these things require  firm commitment to a one way trip .

An insulin overdose will result in a diabetic coma. I'd say always have backup

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Anonymous answered
How many 0.05 mg of xanax would it require to gently put down my 18 year old sick cat
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Brianna answered
Sometimes the vet will come to your house and do that for you. If not I would not just try don't want to put your cat in any pain that is not necessary.
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KR- myopinions answered
You can't yourself. It's controlled. You can try to call a mobile vet in the surrounding area if you would rather have that done at home or ask your regular vet if there is a way they can do it.

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