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Post by Silkie Sue » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:10 pm

I realize this is a topic that is traditionally Taboo, but in reality..... just because we don't want to talk about it, does not make it go away
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Post by Killerbunny » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:37 pm

My vet came out to euthanise Muppet so there was no stress for him. I really couldn't do it myself for him.
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Post by Jaye » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:54 pm

Who's your vet, KB? I am pretty sure that ours doesn't do house calls, but would prefer it if we could find someone who would.
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Post by Killerbunny » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:07 pm

Island City Animal Hospital Brockville. Very respectful.
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Post by windwalkingwolf » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:14 pm

I have never shot a cat, but have done two dogs. Both headshots, both instant--just gone, no mess and no stress on the dog. Last dog I had euthanized was done at the vets--she'd had surgery, it didn't go well and vet kept her'asleep' until I could get there and decide what to do. He gave her a shot to stop her heart...and I found it unpleasant. It was not the instant stress-free death I had hoped. Despite being heavily sedated she whimpered, begged me to get her out of a place she hated...and I had to pay for the'privelege'. It's better than gassing, but your beloved animal is still in a place that frightens them, and once heart stops it takes brain uncomfortable seconds to figure it out . Shooting an animal through the heart is even less quick and painful to boot. Having a vet that will come to your house is a wonderful option if you can't do the deed yourself. My preferred method is a bullet between the ears.
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Post by Ontario Chick » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:54 pm

Jaye wrote:QR_BBPOST Who's your vet, KB? I am pretty sure that ours doesn't do house calls, but would prefer it if we could find someone who would.
I have had a very good experience with vet coming to our place, would never do it any other way now, sice gun is not an option here.
There is a mobile vet in Ottawa, who specializes in animal euthanasia at home. I am sure there is more of them, this one is very nice http://www.hospicevet.com/
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Post by WLLady » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:21 pm

So the description ross gives-ear to opposite eye and where there lines ross is the brain holds for most 4 legged animals.
For harder skulled animals a .223 hollow point lead is more desireable for penetrating the skull. (I have unfortunately been present for several given where i worked etc). Shooting in the brain is faster than heart. You want to deteoy the sensory centre of awareness. If you shoot the heart yes the animal bleeds out, but it is aware until oxygenation drops enough that unconsciousness happens. The idea is hollowpoint will expand and destroy as much tissue as possible but be retained in the skull so it does not become a hazard exiting the skull.

In a vets office they usually use an overdose of sedation-and some animals react or are resistant. Especially cats....

As far as i know it is illegal to cause suffering. Many people include shooting a companion animal as inflicting suffering-especially inside cities etc where the realities of country life or acceptance of hunting is generally lackng.

Its a personal choice for everyone...
I would rather my animals go fast and comfortably than scared...and if i kow my cats react ro anaesthesia then choice for me is clear. It doesnt make it any easier.....but i know they dont go scared. Many vets will perform the deed in the back of your vehicle or at home-if you ask and are willing to pay...
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Post by Farrier1987 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:46 pm

Ross and WLL have it pretty much right. Don't use hollow points for this job, that may be where the story of the eyes popping out comes, I don't know, I have never had it happen. This for me, is not easy or fun, but I owe it to my friend and I want to do a good job of it.

Do not, and I repeat, DO NOT shoot them between the eyes as you hear people talk about. Its too low. I have seen too often home butchering where a cow is running around shaking its head with a bleeding nose. The X ross talks about is the place, and if you have to make a mistake on that, make it higher, for sure not lower. The other target I have used on horse and sheep and goats is to put some feed on the ground and stand in front, when they put their head down to eat, the base of the skull and spine union Is a good spot. The back of the skull is the thinnest part, and I have had a regular .22 work on cows and horses. The placement is the big thing, not the power that's there really.
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Post by Farrier1987 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:50 pm

One other comment. Body disposal. If the vet puts them down, you cannot dispose of the body in the bush because of the poisons used. It is a quirk of mine, but I like the recycle aspects of the buzzards and coons and worms etc doing the recycle thing. Makes me think my friend is still with us in another form. The circle of life is still going around/
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Post by Killerbunny » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:03 pm

It may be taboo normally but it is very important!
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