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Putting a pet to sleep

Putting a pet to sleep?
This is my furbaby Ghost. A few years ago I had to make the hardest decision to put her to sleep. She had cancer, and had two surgeries to removed it, but it came back the 3rd time. I could not let her suffer any more, so I decided to have her put to sleep. She was 13 years old. I miss her a lot each and every day, but I have a lot of great memories of her. And I know that she is not suffering anymore. And in a way, with the pictures and memories that I have of her, she is still here with me and will forever be in my heart

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idealmike

Awh yeah, I feel you. That is one seriously cute moggy though! She looks like she had some personality and character. And it's nice that you have those fond memories of her. That's something you'll forever be able to look back on and smile about until you are both reunited again one day! Putting a pet to sleep




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Marako0406

I agree with you. I've been in a situation like that as well and it was really sad and hurting to see them go because of their sickness that makes them weak and hopeless and all is left are the good times and fun memories. It's a good thing for me that every time this happens I always make sure that my cats are siblings or will have siblings so that I can never be that heart broken and affected the first time if happened.




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Shortie861

Putting a pet to sleep is always for the best for the pet but it's the worst feeling in the world to have to allow that in the first. A few years back I had a cat, he'd got really old, was 16 years old and he got so many health problems he had to be put to sleep. It was awful having to let him go as he was such a great cat and had become part of the family but it was either let him go or keep him alive to suffer.

The best thing is always to let them go no matter how painful it is for us.




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Barida

You have a point that letting the pet die is the only option when we are sure that they are having that terrible sickness that you are sure that they can't survive. The truth is that it is not really easy to do, but we all know that there is time to stay and a time for we and our pets to part ways. It's going to hurt, but with time, things will get better.




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mcbryan080990

Putting pet to sleep I believe the hardest decision you can make to your pet. I remember my first dog and she has 2 cute little puppies the feeling is amazing because my pet converted into 3 dogs. A week after, the 2 puppies suddenly became weak and dull I quickly bring them to the veterinarian where in they found out that they have "Farbo". It's a disease where in 30/70 and the doctor said no one can escape this disease. I feel really bad about it I have no choice but to choose.




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fishmonk

It's always the hardest decision to make as a pet owner. I do try not to go for that option but the reality is harsh. When my furry friends get a certain disease, I often try to make them as comfortable as ever. It's hard for me to see my dogs suffer so I have to make the call. Life is fragile indeed.




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peachpurple

So sorry to hear that. When I was still a teen, I had 2 dogs, had them till very old age until Brownie had skin disease. There were maggots in the wounds, couldn't cure him. So, mom decided to call the dog compound, paid them and they caught Brownie by the neck with a loop. He was struggling and he had those droopy eyes, he knew that is the end of him. I cried for buckets. Mom said we couldn't see him dead in our compound, so better let him go in peace instead of suffering.




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DanoCath

I have a cat as a pet, and my way of getting him to sleep is I pat him on his belly or his head. I find it effective at times but sometimes it's not. Cats really look cute when they're sleeping, especially when they do kind of weird position of sleeping.




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Authord

Well, my dogs, i don't remember the last i put them to sleep, do they even put dogs to sleep?.
But when i feel i need to sleep and it keeps running around disturbing my sleep, i just lock them up in there lodge and nature takes it's place. for cats maybe robbing there back and scratching through their hairs softly




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felabruno

I feel you and I am very sorry you had to take this decision. Something similar happened to me this year when my dog got really sick suddenly and one day we woke up and she couldn't even move or do anything. We took her to the vet and they said she was in a pretty bad condition and she was suffering a lot, so we decided to put her to sleep. It was very painful to make this decision and let her go but it's terrible to see your pet suffering so much, they don't deserve it.




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Carmilina

When our dog Chelsea is like a month old, I want her to sleep beside me. Its really easy to make her sleep! She is like a baby, I used tell stories to her and also sing her a song. She may bark a few times but afterwards, she is sleeping like a normal baby.




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Judas2018

I've never had to put an animal to sleep. My favorite cat when I was younger died of old age. It was a sad day. I imagine having to put an animal to sleep is almost as tough a decision as pulling the plug on a human relative who's in the hospital. Sometimes these animals come down with illnesses, sicknesses and ailments that are just a result of bad or horrible luck. It's nothing the owner did wrong, just a terrible hand of fate. If the animal is in constant pain and the doctors think surgery will make it worse or not make much of a difference, then putting it to sleep is really the best option.




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jemuelterrado

I feel you my friend i once had a dog, very cute and cuddly and i really miss him so much. He's always beside me most of the time during day and night time. We share the same bed, food and plays outside together thats how much i love my dog but suddenly an accident came and i lost him. I was so depressed at that time seems like i lost one of my brother. thanks to this thread. I will never forget my very adorable pet.




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jemuelterrado

In addition i never had a picture with my dog and it doubles the feeling how much i miss him. I hope he is with god now with a very happy smile. Now i have a new dog named Shaira very cute and adorable like my long lost dog. I will take care of him and will always put him safe inside my house.




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PedroP

Yeah, I feel you definitely. I moved away from my old home and the neighbor's cat was always there with us. Her name was Nina. She was such a sweet kitty always liked to snuggle. Then a couple months ago we found out Nina died. This has really put a strain in my heart.




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jemuelterrado

Thats so sad to hear loosing important ones unknowingly. I feel you bro cats also are very sweet and behaves the most compared to other pets. They helps also in our houses from mouses. They are such a cute living thing that must be taken care of.




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PedroP

So true. Nina hunted for small animals like rodents and cockroaches. She would bring them to us with a prideful meow like it was the coolest thing in the universe haha. Sad that she died but it's important the I got to remember good moments together




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Heatman6190

Pets have a funny way of behaving once they fall in love with you, that they are animals doesn't mean they doesn't have feelings. My dog always love being cuddled and rubbing his neck and back. This instantly makes him to relax and in no distant time puts him to sleep.




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vicsylicious

Sorry you had to put your cat down. I had to do this a year ago . Bruno had very bad asthma for most of his short 11.5 years, requiring daily medications. He suddenly stopped eating and was hospitalized for diagnostics . It was so hard. I held him tight for the first time (he hated being picked up).




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jasminemax

I can totally relate to this. We had a pet cat named, Ally. I found very hard and impossible to make him sleep, he never take rest and love to roam around all day.




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vinaya

Sorry to hear how you had to put your pet to sleep. When you said putting a pet to sleep, I thought you were talking literally and I believed you wanted to talk about making your pet sleep. So, you were talking figuratively and wanted to talk about how you gave your pet easy death. I have never been in this situation, and I pray to god that may I never experience this situation. I have seen my pet die slowly. He was in the death bed for five days. The painful memories still make me cry.




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dzannerz

Im not a pet lover but Ill find cute if you have pets like dog that'll be with you when you sleep, and in fact I think thats the best way also to comfort your pets and show your care to them.




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augusta

I think putting them to sleep is the way out.Especially if they have suffered enough. I wouldn't mind doing this,if it the only way I can help them stop suffering. Sorry for your loss all the same.




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ColdFlameChris

That's so sad. I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your cat. We know that she's in a good place now. That's the toughest decision that you can ever make for your pet even you know that it might be the best option for her so she wouldn't feel the pain anymore. Try to raise another one to lessen your sadness. Putting a pet to sleep




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honeybabe

So sorry to hear that, pets are nice and peoples stress reliever.We consider our pets as a member of our family and it is really painful is something happened to them. I also have cats and dogs recently my dog got sick
he is so weak and don’t eat for more than 3 days and I rush him to veterinarian. I’m really worried and cry luckily my dog recover from his sickness. Try to raise new pets so will not be so lonely.




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Blank629

Putting a pet to sleep looks challenging to me. Because everytime they here a sound, they always wake up even though it looks like it enjoys his/her sleeping. They stay alert even in sleeping mode. So try to put a pet to sleep in a silent place like a baby. Rub his/her body until he/she gets asleep. And I think that's all. Congratulations!




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Rmarsh1984

First off, let me say how sorry I am that you had to say goodbye. It is such a hard thing to do. Pets are part of our families, and we are emotionally attached to them. When I was in my mid 20s, the older of my childhood cats had to be put down. She was about 18 years old and had always been in good health, but had begun to decline. She started losing weight, for a small cat it was a big deal, she stopped eating, and barely drank anything. The vet said her kidneys were shutting down, and there was nothing to be done. You could tell she knew her time was up, her spark was fading. When it was time to say goodbye, it was sad of course, but it helped me to know that she was ready.

My second cat from my childhood started having health problems a few years later at around 19 years old. She was partially deaf by then, but had begun to have seizures suddenly. It started off with one, with no lasting effects, but over the next few months she had had a couple more with less time in between. Rather than risk not being home to help her if it happened again, as well as to ease any suffering she may have been going through, my mom decided to put her to sleep. I was present for that one. My poor kitty fought like a champ to hang on after the injection was given. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to watch. It broke my heart, but I knew it was for the best.

I'm not looking forward to when the time comes for our cat and dog now. They still have years to go unless sudden illness strikes, but I know it will be awful.




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coolavender

I know how hard it could be to let go of a pet specially if we're the ones to make that decision. I've mourned a lot of times for pets, both dogs and cats, that we've lost. There were times when I've wanted to stop taking pets but one or two always managed to weave their way into my life. I can't help but love them. I've cared for three generations of cats and when the last of them died, I was heartbroken. They are part of the family and when they go, a part of me dies, too, and their place in my heart can never be replaced by any other pet. Now, why am I crying? This is just a thread. huhuhuhu.




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Barida

It is pretty difficult to know how to put the pet to sleep unless you've monitored your pet for a long time to see the things that you can do and they fall asleep. Just like keeping them in a cage when you went them to sleep and all that. I'm always of the opinion that we should allow them sleep when they want unless they are a disturbance to us.

Another way, which is extreme, is to get them eat a food that you have put sleeping pills into and hope that after eating, they will fall asleep.




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Tatiana22

I've never been through this before, but even if my heart would break I would definitely make the same decision. Putting them to sleep means stopping their suffering, if they are really sick and you've tried everything and you know that there is no chance for them to get better, it's wise to spare them from the pain and misery they are going through. You have to be strong, knowing that you actually did a good thing for them, and try to make many memories with them while they're still healthy and playful.




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Kakashi2020

One time we had a pet dog who got rabies, I loved that dog but he needed to be put down so I had to do it myself since he's not himself anymore and he's becoming dangerous.




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Kakashi2020

We have a cat problem now. We have a dozen cats living freely outside our house, some are in our open garage, some on top of our perimeter wall and some just loiter around then one night a stray cat just appeared, we call it Vampire Cat which always attacks, kills and eats our cats. He has already eaten 3 of our cats and a lot of kittens about 12 kittens and it's scaring all the other cats, making them all skinny and they're all nervous and agitated. I tried to shoot it several times with an air rifle and I can't hit it because he only goes out at night. During daytime it stays on top of the roof and I can't get s clear shot. This cat killed and ate 3 of our big cats, there's really something wrong and weird with this evil cat, it's eating other cats.




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