my vet blew the veins in both my dogs front legs causing him flail around resulting in injury to himself and my husband having tio pin him on the floor so she could use th hind leg. Was he in pain ?
22 Nov 2012
Aww, so sorry that you lost your beloved pet. He probably was scared, and he sensed your feelings also. I don't think that he was in pain, just anxious, and now you don't have to worry about his pain anymore. AFter the meds go in, it calms them. You need to google "The Rainbow Bridge", a very beautiful poem.
23 Nov 2012
Meyati is very right. I have had four dogs put down over the years. Two just slumped. One cried even though he was definitely gone without a heart beat. One just sat there and the Vet said he would collapse in a bit. It felt like forever but I am sure it was just seconds.
We all have our own way to grieve. Each can see death differently. I find the death of any living being sad. I don't freak and I don't blame. Just as we are all different and unique, so is the death of a being. Death can startle or be just like a movie. Knowing that movies are fiction and death is real, no one knows what will happen. Did the dog suffer. I think not. You see I died
in an ICU and I felt zero pain as I faded out and came back. Even though the veins were blowing, I have had veins blow and it really doesn't hurt. More a surprise. For the dog it was scary to get stuck with a needle but not painful.
The wonderful pet is gone. The death was peaceful, just surprising to the observer. My prayers to the pet and the family it spent its life with. Karen
22 Nov 2012
Beings can be quite dead and not feel pain, but have physical reactions. I've heard of people that were shot in the head-dead-but they got up went out got the mail and then fell down. I saw one murder mystery that happened that way. You have these responses when you cut off a chicken's head, and with other animals. They are beyond pain-they are dead-but they move like your dog did. Coroners sometimes have a corpse sit up, but they are quite dead. I'm so sorry that you lost your dog, that you had to put him down. I'm especially sorry that you and your husband had this experience. I hope that you'll feel like going to a shelter and getting another pet. Take care---
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