How do you euthanize a dog at home? Can it be done painlessly while also leaving no evidence? My grandmother's shih tzu is blind, deaf, and senile but my aunt and grandmother refuse to do anything about it. They have avoidance issues and it's causing the dog to suffer. The thing is 17 years old and sits around groaning and barking all day. It has been mentally gone for as long as I can remember. The other day it ran through the banister and fell a story and a half onto the stairs and just sat there afterwards. Didn't even react to it. It's awful seeing an animal live like this when it's owners are too childish and afraid to do what's right.
Has anyone had to do this? Are there any reliable methods?
Somehow masking it as death from old age.
Is it really impossible to talk about it? Because you know that if they find out it's going to cause strife. But I guess it there isn't any strife to be had when you aren't on speaking terms to begin with.
It disappearing forever would be more traumatizing than it just dying. They won't be upset if she dies naturally. They just don't want its life on their hands I guess.
There is no way they would find out. It wouldn't even be suspicious since the dog has been at the precipice for over a year now. But what can I feed it? Nothing I've found seems reliable. Chances of comas, intestinal failure, seizures, etc.
Stick it in a plastic bag and walk out of the room and try not to freak out. It will be over soon and put the dog in a spot where it usually sleeps so it looks like it died in its sleep.
Sorry, carry on with your secret pet killing.
Of course. I tried to talk to my aunt earlier today and she just starts her "nope no NO NO NO NO LALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU" bullshit. I've always thought home euthanasia was the right thing to do anyway. I try to explain that it's better than taking it to a terrifying and strange place where they can smell sick and dead dogs but they won't listen to that either. Basically a natural death is all they're willing to let happen.
do you think the dog won't freak out and cause a ruckus?
Can op just get it euthanized somewhere and bring the body back home and place it in the dog bed? Being blind, deaf and senile isn't as painful as suffocating in a plastic bag or dying via poisoning
>I try to explain that it's better than taking it to a terrifying and strange place where they can smell sick and dead dogs
it's not better if you don't euthanize them humanely, which you likely can't
contact a vet who does house call euthanasia. yes, they exist.
just covertly feed it some chocolate
it's so old it'll probably go into cardiac arrest as soon as it digests it
and there's no way anyone will know, cuz who's going to do an autopsy on some random 17 year old dog