Did my dog know he was being put to sleep?

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If she's very sick and already quiet or has trouble breathing she may not need it.

The euthanasia medication most vets use is pentobarbital, a seizure medication.

In large doses, it quickly renders the pet unconscious.

it shuts down her heart and brain functions usually within one or two minutes.

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There's a good reason why dog euthanasia is also known as "putting a dog to sleep." If your dog is distressed or upset, they can be given a mild sedative first to relax them.

The drug is usually given through a vein in the dog's front leg and your vet may put a "line" or catheter into the vein first.

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There's a good reason why dog euthanasia is also known as "putting a dog to sleep." If your dog is distressed or upset, they can be given a mild sedative first to relax them.

The drug is usually given through a vein in the dog's front leg and your vet may put a "line" or catheter into the vein first.

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Does our dog know that we loved him and were not mad at him or thought he was a bad boy because we put him down? Answer: Fortunately for us, dogs do not understand they are going to be put down and what happens after they are given the injection that puts them to sleep.
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If she's very sick and already quiet or has trouble breathing she may not need it.

The euthanasia medication most vets use is pentobarbital, a seizure medication.

In large doses, it quickly renders the pet unconscious.

it shuts down her heart and brain functions usually within one or two minutes.

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Finally, the euthanasia solution is injected into your pet's vein, where it rapidly travels throughout the body. Within seconds, your dog will become unconscious, experiencing no pain or suffering. Breathing will slow down and then stop over the next several seconds.
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"Always be calm and make sure the dog feels comfortable," she told the magazine.

All of this suggests that dogs may not know they are being photographed but are only responding to the photographer.

dogs have a lot of facial expressions.

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In general, dogs spend about half of the day or a little bit more, ranging from 12-14 hours, asleep.

However, several factors affect exactly how much a dog is likely to sleep on an average day: Larger breeds of dogs tend to need more sleep and can sometimes sleep up to 18 hours a day even in middle age.

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