Making the decision to humanely euthanize your cat at home is an important one to consider. There are many resources available to help you do so safely.
Make sure you are able to do this
If you have a cat at home, be sure to be very careful. There are some cats that are very dangerous and could potentially kill your cat if they get stressed. Taverner’s cats included!
If you have a dog at home, make sure you are able to bring your dog to the vet. If your dog gets sick, the Vet can diagnose and treat it. But if your cat gets sick, there is less chance of a diagnosis and treatment.
To humanely euthanize a cat at home, the first step is to sit down and be quietidge. You want your cat to be as calm as possible before you take any steps towards killing them. Then, you can start bringing them in one piece at a time.
Gather your supplies
It is best to have these supplies before you need them, but they are also available over the internet and in most veterinary officesrare, even in luxury facilities. You can also order them online through many websitesaintiecatfrenzy.com for $20 or less and ttalia.com for $30 and upYou will need a source for albuterol, which is given to euthanize an open-and-unresponsive cat. Albuterol works by breathingsavingly lowering the level of CO2 in the system.
Another good thing to have is a taser device, which can be used on an unresponsive cat. A taser works by shocking the system into awareness. A good one is the special one from your vet, as it must be rechargeable.
Find the best location for the procedure
Before you start euthanizing your cat, find a place that is comfortable for you and your pet. This may be the kitchen or playroom, up to a few years in your pet’s life.
In the case of an outdoor cat, check the weather before you go outside to do the killing. Some cats are more sensitive to heat and humidity than others. Check for any changes in behavior or skin texture that indicate discomfort.
Checking up on your cat at regular intervals is helpful for training, Behavior Coaching, and Retirement planning. It is also important for reimbursement purposes when you move away or lose your cat.
If your cat has a medical condition that may need treatment immediately, use caution in treating it. If it seems distressed, try giving it a walk or playing with another kitty to see if that helps.
Prepare the area
Before you can euthanize your cat at home, you must make sure the area is safe. This means no tears, no escapes, and no threat to other animals or humans.
If your home has a large yard, then create a similar environment in your home as the one outside. If you have children, ensure they are maturity level allowed to understand killing and handling animals.
If there are other pets in the house, make sure they are calm and that they are not family members. Many times cats feel remorse for deaths that occur when they are not comfortable or cannot escape them.
Once these conditions are met, you can begin trying to humanely end your cat. Veatch said it took her several tries to get the correct technique for killing cats at home but once she did, she was able to put an end to it quickly.
Make sure your cat is comfortable
It is important to know what kinds of stimuli your cat needs to be comfortable in your home. What kind of noise it makes, how it walks, how it moves – these details contribute to its “comfort”.
Your cat should be able to lie back and relax when you enter the house. It should be able to explore its environment without being afraid or nervous. It should be able to move around with ease and not be afraid of any situation or products.
One important factor when trying to humanely end the life of your cat is how much effort you feel you need to make up for what they need to get rid of the animal. This refers to trying hard enough to put them out and stop them from using the outdoors, or putting them in a safe place where they can get some privacy.
While each individual needs different amounts of privacy, try not overwhelming your cat with too much new environment or material for a short time.
Use the right needle size
It is critical to know the size of needle you need to use when euthanizing your cat. Most doctor-grade needles are around three-fourths of a inch in length, with an offset and round end together.
This is the size of needle your veterinarian would use to stitch up a wound. A smaller needle would be used for applying cream or powder, and a larger one for injecting medications or carrying out cosmetic treatments.
Euthanasia is not a method that should be confused with surgery or medicine administration. Surgery can lead to damage to surrounding tissue or organs, while euthanasia only involves stopping the life blood flowing through the body.
If you are unable to find either of these tips helpful, try using an old toothbrush or something similar instead of a hard needle.
Give them a liquid sedative
Many commercial euthanasia drugs are uncomfortable or even painful to give. Therefore, you should be careful when trying this for the first time at home.
To give a liquid euthanasia drug, you will need to have a pet supply store-supplied kit or kit that has the right amounts of kexiseptic or sedative in case you have to administer it. You can also make one yourself by taking one tablespoon of salt and one cup of water and together they must be poured into a container-ordinary water may not be enough to prevent the animal from panicking if given too much.
Some cats are very sensitive to certain substances and/or ones with health issues. If you have one of these cats, try giving him or her a little bit of water instead of a full dose so he or she does not get too nervous. Or if you have a more social cat that likes trying out his or her territory, give them some kind of safe area where they can get out if they need to.
Use a pill gun with barbiturates
At home, you can use a similar method to euthanize your cat with a pill gun. Instead of putting a poison in the cat’s mouth, you put a barbiturate in its food and/or medication.
This method is much more humane as the mother cat may be fearful or even physically incapable of taking the drug herself. A professional must do this procedure, however.
The mother must be placed in a comfortable environment where she can get comfortable before she is killed. She must be allowed to get familiarized with her family and any other cats around her to determine if she is friendly or social.
If she seems defensive or sickly, she should be placed in a safe room or home where she can feel more secure. She must also be allowed to determine if she wants to be euthanized by shutting her in her own room, which is often smelly and uncomfortable.