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Experience:  UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
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What can be used at home to put a dog to sleep with the

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What can be used at home to put a dog to sleep with the least amount of pain stress and side effects?f
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

I am very sorry to hear about this concern.

Well, nothing.

I hate to provide that type of answer, but it is a very honest answer. I have heard of clients trying all sorts of tricks like high doses of pain medication, sleep agents, etc...None of them work. They simply make a dog really ill!

Nothing compares to a veterinarian administering the euthanasia s olution. Most vets also give a sedative or anesthetic drug like acepromazine or propofol before the euthanasia solution. So, a pet can effectively be put to sleep humanely, and very fast at a vet office. Very very sorry that I couldn't provide a at home answer, but this is definitely the best answer.

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Didn't give me the answers that i wanted but do feel he gave me a honest answer thank you
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 months ago.

You are very welcome. Completely understand, but didn't want to be misleading or give an incorrect answer.

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 months ago.
Hi Nancy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Andy