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Definition of euthanasia

Main Entry: eu-tha-na-sia
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek, easy death, from euthanatos, from eu- + thanatos death; Date: 1869: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy
- eu-tha-na-sic /-zik, -sik/ adjective
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

euthanasia n.
The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment. [Greek euthanasi, a good death : eu-, eu- + thanatos, death.]
The American HeritageR Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

- Japanese translation of euthanasia. Literally translated, "peaceful - comfortable - death," a death for bringing peacefulness and comfort.

Procedure of euthanasia

Euthanasia: Gentle Death, Painful Decision - Sarah Hartwell

Time to Let Go - Sarah Hartwell

Euthanasia - Pawprints and Purrs

Euthanasia - Vetinfo

Euthanasia - PetEducation.com

Euthanasia - Caledonian Cat Clinic, Edinburgh, UK

Pet Euthanasia - www.TheFuneralDirectory.com

Pet Euthanasia: The Facts - PETS 2 REST (UK)

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Making the decision

Defining "Quality of Life"

Euthanasia: The Merciful Release

Making the Difficult Decision

Saying Goodbye to your Pet

Coping with the loss of a pet

When to euthanize --- Making that horrible decision

Choosing Euthanasia for Your Pet

The Most Painful Decision

Euthanasia... What To Expect (by Dr. T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM)

Knowing When to Let Go - About.com

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In-home euthanasia

Some cats are stressed out so much when they visit the vet's office. In such cases, it might be easier and more gentle to let the cats go at home in their familiar environment. There are some veterinarians who will come to your home to help your cats move on. Most of the time, you have to make an arrangement ahead of time, so if your cat is not a good traveller and you believe he or she will be happier to die at home, then I suggest you start looking for a veterinarian who offers in-home euthanesia. If you don't know a mobile vet, ask your regular vet to recommend one.

In Home Euthanasia - "All pet owners want their pet's last moments to be as comfortable as possible and as stress free for themselves and their pet as the situation can be. The natural question is 'Can the veterinarian come to our home to administer the euthanasia solution?' The answer is Yes. However, there are a number of things to consider." www.FuneralDirectory.com

A partial list of mobile veterinary services that offer in-home euthanasia.

Seatle Pet Vet (At Home Vet) - Bothell, WA (near Seatle). primary area of coverage is from Mill Creek, South to Bellevue and East to Redmond, and on the west side of the lake, South to Lake City and West to Shoreline.

Vet Calls Mobile Veterinary Clinic - Hillsborough County, FL.

Mullen's Mobile Veterinary Hospital - Van Nuys, CA.

At Home Veterinary - New York, NY.

All About Pets Mobile Veterinary Service - Savannah, GA.

PetsDoc.com Mobile Vet - Greater Los Angeles, CA.

Mobile Veterinary Hospital - Brazoria County, TX.

P*A*W*S Mobile Veterinary Care - Millersville, PA.

Grieving and support

"Pre-Loss Bereavement" and the Power of Bargaining

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss

Death and Grieving

Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine - Explains human-animal bond, stages of grief process, how to memorialize pets, and other valuable information on pet loss.

Healing and Inspirational Poetry

Comfort for Grieving Animal Lovers

A Place for Us - shared with Terri Onorato by a Bridgekid, Jo-Jo.

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