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how to euthanize a dog at home with medication?

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The vet won't come out to me, she has always been terrified of car rides so I don't want to put her through that at the end.
She is 19 years old and has lived a great life. It is time now to let her go. She has been blind for 3 years and now is deaf. She has also been having siezures for the last couple of months now. Her quality of life is by far at the lowest it has ever been and I want her to go now while she can still feel our love.
Please if you know of any over the counter drugs that could let her pass peacefully let me know. I want serious answers only and only methods that can be confirmed either online or by calling the vet. Her vet knows what I plan to do and though he doesn't offer suggestions, he does not oppose my decision.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Update: FYI: It is not illegal in my state to end the life of an animal if you have medical evidence proving poor quality of life.
Update 2: There is only one small animal vet here. The other two are for horses and cattle and such. Thank you, but it has been looked into.
Update 3: The standard fee for the other two vets just to make a visit is $95.00. Add the euthanization and it comes to about $600.00. They charge the fee for a large animal such as a horse, even if it is a 40lb dog.
I do not now, nor do I ever have that kind of money.
I bring in only $900.00/month and of that $450.00 is rent, another $200.00 for utilities, and the rest is generally eaten up by little things like groceries and dog food as well as gas for the car to get to and from work.

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asked Nov 7, 2016 in Pets by smyadmin

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I know how you are feeling. I hunt deer and rabbits but could never put down my own dog. I have gotten a local hunter to do it before. One shot to the head, and he even wrapped her in a blanket for me so I could bury her myself but didn't have to see her.

I wouldn't recommend poisoning, could be long and painful.

Try asking someone at a hunting club nearby. Most hunting men will "come to the rescue" in situations like this. I hate to say it but this is one area where stereotypes and gender roles helps a lot.

Sorry about your baby.

*EDIT* Also, it seems like a lot of people here didn't grow up in the country. Shooting an animal is a normal thing. For food, and in situations like this. Also, out there you don't have unlimited resources. Our closest vet was about an hour away, and they were mobile for large animals but it did cost about $800.00 to have our horse put down when it was time. That cost is the same regardless of size. An emergency with our pets usually meant calling the vet and handling it yourself. I learned to sew up and sterilize wounds when I was young. Also, birthing pets, when someone dropped a pregnant stray 'in the country'. The only vet visits are for spaying and castrating, or for a few other rare occurences.
answered Nov 7, 2016 by moscl

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