Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An 11 year old great dane who weighed 160 pounds. The owners wanted to take the body home so we did the euthanasia in the car. I crawled in the backseat with the owner and the dog. It's always unnerving holding a syringe filled with more than enough euthanasia solution to kill a human.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

  • A six year old black lab who was diagnosed with diabetes. The owners could not afford to treat him.
  • A sheltie who had just been hit by a car and had a severed spinal column.

    Seeing my cat's name in the drug log today gave me pause.
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    I euthanized my own cat today. She was 13 years old and had a bad heart. She threw a clot - a saddle thrombus and was in intense pain. At first we tried some live saving measures but when she pulled her IV catheter out I felt like it was her saying "please let me go." Rest in peace, sweet kitten.