|Barked: Thu Oct 14, '10 12:51pm PST |
|Yeah I didnt know they use IVs. Any of the ones I have had to put down where a needle in the arm and that was it.
Now this goes onto the vet not wanting to euthanize. I mean, lets say this dog was yours, this dog had 4-5 seizures a day and took almost 30 minutes to recover from each one. This dog was suffering and the owners felt the best thing would be to euthanize. But the vet says well I would rather try other meds and try this and try that so no I will not euthanize your dog. Is that fair? If the owner has already put thousands into the dog and any other treatment or therapy tried before was unsuccessful or was for a couple weeks then reverted? In the end isnt it our decision on whats best for our "property" being the legal term? I can understand if the dog was healthy physical and behavoirally and they just wanted to euthanize him because they didnt want anyone else to have him..thats wrong.
Or my one friends Boxer, this dog would have sudden rages. It would be fine one minute and would attack you then next. These episodes would last 5-10 seconds and he would be back to his loving self once again. These episodes got worse and worse each week to the point where she was terrified to be around him and feared the safety of her other Boxers. She had behavoirists come in, trainers and all couldnt work with him. Her vet suggested a $3500 cat scan to scan the brain, she refused because if it was a tumour he would have to be PTS anyway. They tested the thyroid, tested this and that and found nothing. The vet refused to euthanize the dog because he wanted more testing. One vet wanted her to sign the dog over to be a blood donor do the rest of its life (it was 3-5 at the time) and the one vet tech wanted the dog and she was going to let it live the rest of his life in an outdoor kennel away from people and other dogs, my friend refused because she didnt feel comfortable with that idea or letting the dog go to someone else knowing his issues.
She eventually found a vet to euthanize...I mean, what else was she going to do. The dog would of been signed over to the spca it would of died a death without love. It may of been placed in a home after they assume the dog is fine (which it was) but not during these episodes.
I just dont get it, You know how I would feel if I brought my faithful companion into the vet to be PTS, then learning accidently that they never did euthanize my dog but rather knocked him out and told me he was dead, only to revive him and rehome him because their personal opinion conflicted with mine? I dont think I can describe how that would make me feel...