Euthanasia For Cats
If your cat is nearing the end of its life, you can put him to sleep at home by administering a euthanasia solution. The drug will slow the heartbeat and reduce blood circulation, causing the animal to stop breathing. It will then drift away painlessly. Putting your cat to sleep at home is a compassionate act that will leave him in a familiar, calm environment.
You can choose to be present at the time of euthanasia or leave your cat with the vet. While many owners choose to stay with their pet, you should try to stay calm and focus on your cat’s well-being. Although putting a cat to sleep will never be easy, it is essential to make sure that you are confident in your decision.
You can also choose to have your pet sedated if you want to make the process more peaceful. Most vets will give your cat a sedative shot before administering the euthanasia solution. Your veterinarian will discuss the process with you and explain where the shot will be administered. Sedation usually takes effect over ten minutes and puts your cat into a light sleep.
Regardless of the type of euthanasia you choose, it is important to remember that your cat is likely to be emotionally attached to you, so you should consider talking to your child about your decision. While a child may be confused by the idea of putting a cat to sleep, he or she is more likely to accept it if the situation is handled in an open and honest manner.