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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
This may sound sexist, but I'm glad the vet who did Wicket was a woman, and both the doctors at my current clinic are women. They seem to be more empathic, somehow.
My vet is a woman and she only has cat patients, her hospital is called Just Cats. She is wonderful with them and she cried while giving my beloved Misty her injections, I am crying just thinking of it. I did watch the video, they do go quickly and looks like they suffer no pain.
post #32 of 43
I've witnessed this too often with my own.

What struck me about the video was how alert she was up to the final moment. Which makes me wonder if I wait too long for mine, or have the talks that I've had with them beforehand calmed them down? I force myself to remain calm, then let them know how much I love them, tell them not to be afraid and that they will be released from their pain soon. I hold their heads in my hands and calmly massage them until the end. And when I cry afterwards, it is in part from the pain of my loss, and relief that they no longer suffer.

And I tell myself everyday that dieing is a part of the natural order of things. I live with 7 senior cats and 2 senior dogs. I have to remind myself of this.
post #33 of 43
That is one video I don't even have to watch. The memory is still fresh in my mind of holding Sissy last July as she died peacefully and almost instantly in my arms. I will NEVER forget it.
post #34 of 43
OMG, after reading your poem and watching this video again, here I am sobbing, tears down my face... time to turn off the computer and spend time with my babies
post #35 of 43
I don't know why I started to watch that video, I couldn't finish. This is a pain that is too close to home right now and someday soon or hopefully not too soon, I will have to part with my dog, Wilbur. It is going to just kill me and seeing that video would be more than I could handle . I am going to be with Wilbur when he passes to the bridge, I do not know how, but I have to for him. He is the best friend I have ever had.

The poem was absolutely beautiful and I just can't stop crying right now....... I have had this experience before and it is the most painful experience of all. With Wilbur, I don't know how I will bear it..... The poem you wrote is just incredible and just beautiful.
post #36 of 43
Sorry, I can't watch it. I experienced that not so long a go with my kitties Princess and Baddy and also with my dog Roger who had cancer. I know if I watch it it will break me, so i prefer not to and keep the good memories of my babies without thinking about this.

In fact, I could never, ever make a video of one of my babies dying, I like to keep the nice videos of them happy, playing and having fun. I do respect the decision of the person who made the video, but i have been in that position and the last thing that would cross my mind will be to take my camera to the vet to record something like that.
post #37 of 43
It think that video would be reassuring to someone that hasn't had a pet euthanized. The vet that I am taking my cats to now is very good, both her personality and her knowledge of cats. If I have to have it done while still taking my cats to her I trust her. I know sometimes things don't go right but if there is any way possible to avoid that I know she will. I know bone cancer is one of if not the most painful ones for humans and it's probably the same for cats. That is one disease that I think there would be no question about when the time has come.
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I've witnessed this too often with my own.

What struck me about the video was how alert she was up to the final moment. Which makes me wonder if I wait too long for mine, or have the talks that I've had with them beforehand calmed them down? I force myself to remain calm, then let them know how much I love them, tell them not to be afraid and that they will be released from their pain soon. I hold their heads in my hands and calmly massage them until the end. And when I cry afterwards, it is in part from the pain of my loss, and relief that they no longer suffer.

And I tell myself everyday that dieing is a part of the natural order of things. I live with 7 senior cats and 2 senior dogs. I have to remind myself of this.
Amy, Just......
post #39 of 43
After reading all the comments on this thread and crying some tears, I watched the video. I was amazed at how fast she passed away. It was literally a second. I don't ever want this day to come with Phaedra. I've never seen a pet be euthanized before, and after watching this video it doesn't seem so scary like I thought it would be.

RIP Peaches <3
post #40 of 43
I cant watch the video .. but having had four animals in four years go in my arms it is a peaceful and kind thing to do for them...
post #41 of 43
I didn't watch the video. I have seen it up close and personal and I am not volunteering to watch if I don't have to. We have two cats now and I know one day that will come. That will be soon enough. I was fortunate in that when I held Max, he just went to sleep. I was in such shock with Speedboat, we didn't stay. Now I wish I had. It is a personal decision and one I think folks can never make ahead of time. Hugs to all who have ever held a dear one in their arms and watched them slip on. It hurts.
post #42 of 43
I finally watched the video - and I truly have no idea why. Sissy was so lethargic that she never moved as the put in the IV and as they gave the meds to take her life. The video reminded me of how badly I wanted to close her eyes. I tried but they don't close. They stay open. That was hard for me all by itself.
post #43 of 43
Wow, I can't believe how fast she went...
Certainly gives me things to think about...
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