Originally Posted by bsms
Have you ever had a dog killed at the vet's? I have - a number of times. What I saw on that video isn't any worse overall than what some of my dogs have done as I held them in my arms. Sometimes they go down easy. Sometimes they fight it. One of my dogs thrashed around for a minute, with me bawling like a baby.
I hate to break it to some folks, but death isn't pretty. If you don't die in your sleep, you will probably experience pain and fear. Most wild animals do. Lots of people do too. Only a society divorced from nature would freak over that video. IMHO.
i just recently had my dog die, I pleaded with the vet to let me back to the room he was in before he passed. I think I was too late, because as soon as I reached him he was gasping for his last breathes and tongue hanging out of his mouth.
Blood was coming out of his mouth AND rectum h(e was vomiting blood and having pure blood coming for the other end).... I know the image. He passed naturally before the vet could euthanize him. It is something I wish I could get out of my mind daily.
The difference is there are some things we can help and some things we can't ...this is one of the things we can make a bit more HUMANE.