This is the most humane way. You gas the rat down with isoflurane, so they are completely asleep first. Only then administer the lethal injection, so the rat isn't in pain as it is being put down.ladylady said:I think I wouldent what them to know they were dying-sedate them so they passed peacfully or so they didnt realise they wetre being put down
Hello I've had rats over 10 years and none of them have been put to sleep. They have been made comfortable some made recovery,s from severe strokes. I have cared around the clock as I would a family member because they are. Sometimes they die falling asleep in my arms whilst I sing gently but one boy in particular wanted to be with his girlfriend and children ,he had the energy to crawl to Thier little home.Rats live a short while and grab live with both paws.Its important they get the last sound of your loving voice ..Sorry
I find putting them down quite hard to get my head round-my patients who are dying get meds n whatnot while they stay home if thets were they want to be-ive never been part of a team that has given meds for the purpose of killing someone but I have been part of a team who have given meds to make someone comfortable in their last days or hours which might also shorten their life-I feel like thats what should be done unless someone can consent to death. So where does that leave me with my pets?