Supporters of euthanasia see its biggest benefit as relief from suffering and pain for a dying patient. Euthanasia is seen as a more humane alternative for terminally ill loved ones who are undergoing intense or unstoppable pain, and allowing a patient to die on his own terms is viewed as an act of mercy.
Supporters also believe that euthanasia should be a basic right — that people have the right to choose when they die and how they die — and that because a person's own death doesn't bother anyone else, it should be legal to die if that choice is made. Others see euthanasia as a cost-effective means of dealing with terminally ill patients and a method for conserving medical resources.Learn More
VetInfo states that while cough medicines for humans are occasionally given to dogs, medicines prescribed for the dog are best. Cough medicines that contain dextromethorpan are best used as a cough suppressant for dogs, according to VetInfo, and medicines with aspirin or acetaminophen are extremely dangerous.Full Answer >
It is important to ensure the chosen antibiotic is safe for the particular breed of dog as all breeds are affected differently, explains Pets Haven. Safe antibiotics for dogs inlcude cephalexin, penicillin, amoxicillin, Clavamox and Baytril. Each of these antibiotics work best for different conditions; make sure to read labels.Full Answer >
Imodium, or loperamide, can be prescribed for dogs in doses of 2 milligrams at a time, but should not be used for longer than two days, according to PetMD. It is more typically used at the same dosage by humans to treat diarrhea.Full Answer >
Spayed dogs need at least two weeks to recover. Spayed dogs should be kept inside and discouraged from physical activity for seven days after surgery, explains the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. They should wear the Elizabethan collar for at least two weeks to prevent irritating the incision site.Full Answer >