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heartbroken0
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posted 01-25-2004 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heartbroken0     Edit/Delete Message
My 18-1/2 yr. old cat has a thyroid problem & until recently has been taking pills 2x daily. It got too be too much for her & she started losing her bowels on me when I gave her the pill. I've stopped giving her the pills & now she's going all over the house - carpet, furniture - I've only 1 chair left in my living room & on the bed.

I can't afford the vet bill to put her to sleep. How can I do it myself. I have a presciption pain medication for myself. If I give her a 1/2 tab will she just go to sleep or will she suffer with convulsions?

Please help - we're both suffering.

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elizavixen
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posted 01-25-2004 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for elizavixen     Edit/Delete Message
I am sorry about your cat.

I really don't think having an animal put to sleep costs that much. Maybe you could take her to your local shelter. They may do it for free.

I do NOT think you should try to do it yourself. There are too many things that could go wrong.

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nern

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posted 01-25-2004 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
I am really sorry to hear about your cat. There is no humane way to euthanize a cat yourself that I am aware of. If money is an issue contact your local humane society...they will most likely do it for free.

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heartbroken0
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posted 01-25-2004 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heartbroken0     Edit/Delete Message
The humane society is an excellant idea. Thank you. I had a friend who had to put her cat to sleep in cost over $250.00 that's why I balked @ the idea. I will contact my local agency in the morning. Thanks again

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jbrules
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posted 01-26-2004 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jbrules     Edit/Delete Message
Im sorry you need to put your cat to sleep but the only way for doing that is to obtain a bottle of nitrogen. this way it is painless. The cat falls a sleep as it is carbon dioxide.

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kyles101
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posted 01-26-2004 03:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyles101     Edit/Delete Message
$250?? thats a bit steep. i think vets here charge a very minimal fee for putting pets down. all they do is give the animal a large dose of aneasthetic. so considering the cost of getting an animal sterilised is only 200 bucks i dont know why they charged 250!!! a rescue should do it for free.

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fleafly
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posted 01-26-2004 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I think vets around here charge 40-60 to put a cat down. It depends on what you want done with the remains. It costs more to cremate them.

I don't know if this is an idea or not, but one of my kittys is on meds and I give it to her in a little bit of petromalt. The pill is small and it sticks in the petromalt and she just licks it off my finger. It's much less traumatic for her this way- she hates pills.

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Yahdah
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posted 01-29-2004 03:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Yahdah     Edit/Delete Message
I'd say the reason for the expensive vet bill would be for private cremation where the remains are returned to the owner in a wooden box with a plaque.
The cost of euthanasia should not be very expensive especially if you wish to take the body home for a private burial in your garden, as the clinic will charge you extra if they are expected to take care of the body on your behalf.
I am sorry to hear your kitty is so ill, but I would call the vet and speak with them over the phone, certainly tell them of your situation, perhaps they can help you out. I would not try to end your cats life yourself, it may haunt you if things go wrong.

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Byrd968
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posted 02-01-2004 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Byrd968     Edit/Delete Message

Hello,

I work at a Vet's office, we often run into families that need to say goodbye to their family pets due to old age or injury. The basic fee for the service is $25, (unless you request more, such as cremation with ashes returned). Often a family cannot afford the fee. We will do two things, if it is only humane euthanasia. We will do it humanly for free assuming that the family has wishes to take the pet home for burial. And if the family needs more services such as (and I don't mean to be harsh) a disposal fee to a pet cemetery (a $40 fee that is set by the cremation service not us) we will offer a payment plan.

Also, any shelter will be happy to help you, contact your local animal control, ASPCA, or Humane Society.

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empressjulz
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posted 02-01-2004 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for empressjulz     Edit/Delete Message
euthanise your cat? that's out of the question. if you botch it up, kitty will suffer. you may also get cold feet and not be able to carry through.

if she's been with you for so long, make a little investment in her last moments, be sure they're the most comfortable.

most animal shelters will do it for free.

///ej

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posted 02-02-2004 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heartbroken0     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you all for writing. I found a Vet that for $25 will do it. Now that she's improved a bit I have put it off. I appreciate the words from all of you.

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empressjulz
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posted 02-02-2004 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for empressjulz     Edit/Delete Message
if you do it, make sure you're there when he does it to give the kitty comfort.

i also know this sick case that occured in italy, the vet was killing the animals with a sharp blow to the head and selling the drugs for euthanasia to drug addicts.

they caught him because a dog managed to escape after he hit it on the head, he ran back to the owner's.

not quite on topic, but just thought i should mention that these things happen.

///ej

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