How do veterinarians euthanize a dog?


Dogs are usually euthanized with an overdose injection of Pentobarbital. This drug is commonly used in surgeries to induce unconsciousness. The dog will go into a deep sleep and then later will cease breathing and cause cardiac arrest. There is no pain to the dog when its euthanized. The only pain would be the injection of the needle when the shot is first given. The process is very fast and causes the animal no distress or discomfort.
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