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Before I suggest an answer, I need to know the reason that you wish to do this. If there is no other reason that your impending death, I cannot condone this.


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Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice.....* Victims of circumstance owe it to fate. Victims of choice owe it to themselves.*One of the widest gaps in human experience is the gap between what we say we want to be and our willingness to discipline ourselves to get there.

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My loving and extremely devoted dog has been with me since she was 5 1/2 weeks old and is now 8 1/2 years old.  She never leaves me out of her sight and is distressed if I go out without her.  We have been 24/7 mates for 8 1/2 years and I think she will die of a broken heart after I am gone.  I have no family.  No acquaintances I have are willing to take her.  I truly don't believe it would be humane to abandon her....either to a shelter or because of my terminal cancer...which leaves me only a couple of months left.  I don't want her to leave me until the latest possible moment.  We are all we have with each other and wish it were different, but I cannot leave her with a broken heart.  Please understand and if you can help me, I'd be most grateful.





Kindly email me privately @ amichaux1@aol.  Thank you.

Annie Polk


I just wanted to say hi. I know that you are going thru very difficult times.

May GOD give you strength and comfort.

I will continue to keep you in my prayers.


Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice.....* Victims of circumstance owe it to fate. Victims of choice owe it to themselves.*One of the widest gaps in human experience is the gap between what we say we want to be and our willingness to discipline ourselves to get there.

I have a crippled old companion who is near 14 and I am 45 mountain miles from the nearest town. One more snow storm will do it for my old girl. I would also know how this can be gently accomplished without a vet.



We have a very ill, old dog and would like to put her down at home without a vet.  She is afraid of the vet and dosn't like to leave the house.  We too, like many right now, can ill afford the expense. We had a similar situation a few years ago with our other dog and when we took him to the vet, he was put through numerous painful tests etc...only to, in the end be put down.  I want to avoid the same thing happening to this pet.  Is there a painless, humane way to do this ourselves, at home?



my name is Trina. I hope this isn't a problem but I found part of your conversation on Yedda about euthanization at home. We have a dog who is 15 years old, we have had him longer than my youngest son, but he has a granuloma on his paw, ear and another one starting on his back thigh. The one on the paw has been open and raw for 15 months no matter what we do. He is too old for surgery and has started having continence and breathing problems. Our vet has told us there really isn't anything we can do. We give him Rimadyl for the pain. We know he does not have long and would much rather have him die at home with family. Are there any options for us?  We have been searching for options for over a month and have found nothing but having a vet come to our home which we just can't afford right now.



Zak, our twelve year old gentleman boxer is at the end of his life. A tumor in his lower abdomen that has now  impaired his back leg support, a huge loss of appetite, another tumor which evolved quickly( aweek) into a shrunken hard mass under his throat , general weakness and uncontrollable piddeling (pee). He's been our family member and we would like to all get a chance to say goodbye where he feels most comfortable. We will bury him on our property. Please advise on home euthaniasia.. thank you, the Nappis

Many humans end their life with carbon monoxide.  It is believed to be painless.  First you feel sleepy, then you go to sleep and die.  Historically, it was done by inhaling car exhaust, but modern cars don't produce much carbon monoxide.  These days, people use charcoal grills and gas stoves to generate carbon monoxide for this purpose.  I have heard that some people place a plastic bag over the dogs head with a rubber band, and pump in an inert gas like helium.  The dog may yelp or kick his legs involuntarily, but it is believed to produce painless death within a few minutes.  Do a websearch on inert gas dog euthanasia for more info.  Works on people, too !!  Hope that helps.

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