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Hi, this is Dr. Hill. I know you want to help Harlow pass peacefully. Giving a large dose of pain medication is too unpredictable to ensure that she would pass without suffering. Are you able to take her to a local veterinary hospital for humane euthanasia? That would be the easiest and least painful for Harlow. Please continue to ask questions, so that I can help you during this difficult time. Take care
I am sorry sir. I cannot instruct you on how to euthanize your dog. I am opting out.
Unfortunately, like Dr. Hill said, it is illegal (as in we will lose our license to practice) for us to ever recommend an overdose of pain medication. Do you have a local large animal veterinarian that does ambulatory (meaning they make house calls for horses or cattle?). If not, then I would recommend a regular dose of pain medication and a scheduled visit to your veterinarian. I am sorry that we cannot help further, I completely understand where you are coming from and wish there was a better option for you.