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We have a westie that is 14 and now partially paralyzed due

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we have a westie that is 14 and now partially paralyzed due to a tumor. i want to put her down at home. can you tell me how to do this?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

The only procedure available for at-home euthanasia is to contact a mobile veterinarian to have the service performed. If you will provide your city, state and zipcode, I'll be happy to see if there is a mobile vet in your area that offers euthanasia services.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

What is your city, state and zip code?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
i just want to know how i can put my dog down at home.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
is there no way for me to do this myself?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

You would need medication that would otherwise stop your dog's heart. Because of the gravity of such a result, medications that do precisely that are not available to layfolk such as ourselves. Therefore, no, this is not something that can be done at home without the assistance of a vet.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
well, i thank you for your time, but this has been a waste of $19. not your fault, but frustrating, nonetheless.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, there are some procedures that we cannot, as owners, perform on our own. Inducing death is one of them. Good luck.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
you think that it's cool to throw a cheap shot with "inducing death"? as a "mommy" to a dog/dogs, i suppose you have no wish to ease them out of this life when the time comes? apparently you have 2 out of 5 stars for a reason....
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

I apologize if you're offended, JACustomer, however there was no cheap shot sent your direction. If I had no wish to ease them out of this life, I wouldn't be recommending that you contact a veterinarian and offering to help you find one that can offer precisely that service for your companion.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
will not throw money away on this website again, and certainly will recommend that others do not frequent this site as well.thank you for your "assistance".
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.

Good luck in your pursuits. I hope you're able to locate a veterinarian who can help you. If you need more assistance, just let us know.

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