I've decided to put my baby Stitch to sleep, but I do not approve of the method which our vet uses... Is there any way other than an injection into the heart? I've heard that even when they are anesthetized they can feel it because it is so painful. Even if that isn't true, I'd rather Stitch die peacefully in his sleep at home. My mom is a nurse and said that she will ask the vet about Valium (she says that it eases you into sleep and you die in your sleep, but does not know how it affects rats.) Has anyone ever had their rat pts with Valium? Is there anything you've heard about it? Thank you for any help. I appreciate it...