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Old 05-30-2018, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Need to put my dog to sleep. Question on cost

My dog is old and her quality of life has degraded to the point where I need to put her to sleep. I bury all my pets at our farm so I just need the shots. The last one I had to do this to, I was crying cause I was sad, then cried again when they gave me a $180 bill. Has anyone else had to euthanize a dog lately and if so, what is the going rate? I want it to be painless and fast, but $180 seems a bit much based on the length of time it took. Maybe the drug is expensive, not sure.

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Old 05-30-2018, 07:30 PM   #2
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No idea but sorry to hear about your buddy
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:30 PM   #3
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What does a .22lr bullet cost?

I hate to be callous, but that's what our dads would've done.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:32 PM   #4
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:34 PM   #5
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:36 PM   #6
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If I remember correctly my last one was around $85
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:36 PM   #7
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Hard to imagine a vet charging that much, but I've found that vet prices are all over the map in general. The ones I've seen charged $40 - $50 for euthanisia. $180 is unforgivable; that's taking advantage of somebody's sadness for your own profit.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:36 PM   #8
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I just took my mother in laws dog in Sunday . Was 168 bucks . She was out of town and wouldnít let me take care of it . If it was my dog I would done it myself.


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I think we paid $110
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:55 PM   #10
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Parents paid $75 the other day but it was for their house cat
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As stated above, a nickel. Sorry for your loss!
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:01 PM   #12
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What does a .22lr bullet cost?

I hate to be callous, but that's what our dads would've done.
I just feel like she deserves more, but it has crossed my mind

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Old 05-30-2018, 08:05 PM   #13
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I just feel like she deserves more, but it has crossed my mind

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Maybe make a big plate of her favorite food and let her go out on a happy note...or something similar...you get the gist. I get that it's tough.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:09 PM   #14
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Iíve done it a few times and plan on never doing it again. I donít like it when they flop around.

The vet we used to use on a regular basis did it for free. Maybe thatís an avenue you could explore.

Sorry youíre in this situation.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:10 PM   #15
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:15 PM   #16
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She does deserve more. What dog looks forward to a trip to the vet.

Take her somewhere that hold fond memories, spend some quality time and give her a snack. Then turn the lights out. No fear suffering or anxiety. If you can't pull the trigger then someone who can for you.

To me we owe it to our pets no matter how hard it may be.

Mine won't be skaking and scared in the vests office, it will be in the back yard after a ride in the truck and a snack.

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Old 05-30-2018, 08:17 PM   #17
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Call me a wimp but I couldnít do it. I see human death all the time but something about my dog I just canít take.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:28 PM   #18
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She does deserve more. What dog looks forward to a trip to the vet.

Take her somewhere that hold fond memories, spend some quality time and give her a snack. Then turn the lights out. No fear suffering or anxiety. If you can't pull the trigger then someone who can for you.

To me we owe it to our pets no matter how hard it may be.

Mine won't be skaking and scared in the vests office, it will be in the back yard after a ride in the truck and a snack.

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My thoughts exactly. I truly love my dog and she really is a great friend. To me, I owe it to her to take care of it myself if we are ever in this situation. Ride out to the farm, give her something good, end it. Something that personal wonít be pushed off onto someone else.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:28 PM   #19
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Thought tough decision. Iíve done both. Last dog went to the vet, about $150 or something close.


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Old 05-30-2018, 08:30 PM   #20
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Sorry to hear this bud.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:34 PM   #21
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Our local county animal shelter charges $35.00.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:40 PM   #22
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Our vet came to my parents place and did the injection right there. No idea on the cost but more than $50 for a shot of poison seems steep.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:41 PM   #23
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Like others have said, take them out for a ride, give them their favorite treat. Spend some time giving them extra love. Cry your eyes out then take care of business, then cry some more. Don’t leave until you are ready. You get to spend their last moments with them alone and private. Can’t do that at the vet. Been there done that too many times. I’m not ashamed to say I cried
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:49 PM   #24
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I used to shoot my moms animals when it was time. I told her I wasn’t doing it again so she stepped up to the plate the next time, and only once. The rest have gone to the vet.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:51 PM   #25
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Yea I've done it myself and won't ever do that again.

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I just took my mother in laws dog in Sunday . Was 168 bucks . She was out of town and wouldn’t let me take care of it . If it was my dog I would done it myself.
Where? Doctor Wilfert in Edna? He charged me $50 bucks on my old Golden.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:51 PM   #26
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She does deserve more. What dog looks forward to a trip to the vet.

Take her somewhere that hold fond memories, spend some quality time and give her a snack. Then turn the lights out. No fear suffering or anxiety. If you can't pull the trigger then someone who can for you.

To me we owe it to our pets no matter how hard it may be.

Mine won't be skaking and scared in the vests office, it will be in the back yard after a ride in the truck and a snack.

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Well said. Have done this very thing for a friend.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:55 PM   #27
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She does deserve more. What dog looks forward to a trip to the vet.

Take her somewhere that hold fond memories, spend some quality time and give her a snack. Then turn the lights out. No fear suffering or anxiety. If you can't pull the trigger then someone who can for you.

To me we owe it to our pets no matter how hard it may be.

Mine won't be skaking and scared in the vests office, it will be in the back yard after a ride in the truck and a snack.

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I agree with this.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:56 PM   #28
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What does a .22lr bullet cost?

I hate to be callous, but that's what our dads would've done.
Disagree 100%. Sounds like a good friend that did his/her part and I would expect the same.
My dad attempted to put one down point blank with a 22 that didnít work. He then had to climb under a truck to retrieve it and at that point it turned into total mess. He will tell you itís not something he would want to do again.
Not something I would want on my watch and just doesnít make since.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:00 PM   #29
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Sorry that the pup has met it’s time.

I’ve popped plenty of critters in the head and couldn’t imagine seeing my dog flop around or go limp doing it myself. Not man enough I guess.

Hopefully there’s a more reasonable cost local to you
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:08 PM   #30
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:14 PM   #31
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Not real sure what to say here. I've had to put a few great dogs down, and both were done by a vet properly. I really guess I don't get the whole " I love my dog so much that I'll blast him in the head with a gun" mentality. Absolutely no way for a dog to go. My wife is a vet, and IMO she does it right. Animal is first knocked out to sleep peacefully, and then the euthanasia drug is administered. One, the owner has some time with the dog sleeping peacefully, and two, when the euthanasia drug is administered, there is no kind of violent behavior, they just go peacefully. Last thing I would ever want to be the last memory is of my dog with a bloody mess coming out of its head with a bulging eyeball.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:19 PM   #32
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The price difference may be dependent on whether they get a sedative first. Unless they are totally out of it, I would do the sedative first regardless of the method. My last beagle was THE dog. The one dog we are all alloted in life. I took her to the vet after some time together. She had a stroke and couldn't eat. I will say, my last image was of her sleeping peacefully. That's worth the extra $100 in my book. The last image of the others was the sound of a gun shot. The vet is a much nicer memory unless your dog gets stressed out there. None of mine ever did.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:24 PM   #33
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A lot depends on how body is handled... $100 bucks minimum i would exspect.

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Old 05-30-2018, 09:25 PM   #34
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She does... not a cull pup, a friend... dont let them peer presure you into somthing youll regret

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Old 05-30-2018, 09:26 PM   #35
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I guess im not man enough either. No way i could take my best buddy for all those years and look her in the eyes and do that to her. No way i could live with myself. Gonna be bad enough as it is. I think my vet will actually come to my house. My brothers vet came to his house too. Pup went to sleep in her fav blanket.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:31 PM   #36
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That's tough, brother...I'm sorry for your loss. God's speed.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:31 PM   #37
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Well I think the best way is to have the vet do it, if you need some funds send me a text, I will chip in, sorry for your loss.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:36 PM   #38
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No way I could pull the trigger on my mini Aussie when it comes time. That's not how I want to remember her,me putting a bullet in her brain. I'll let the vet do it and bring her home to bury her.
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Well I think the best way is to have the vet do it, if you need some funds send me a text, I will chip in, sorry for your loss.
Nice gesture and I would be willing to chip in some funds as well.

Took my buddies dog in a few months ago and it was 50 at our local vet. I've seen dogs put down with a .22 and it wasnt a quick death every time. My dad didn't have any problem taking care of a pet growing up but not something I want to do unless I had to.
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I agree with this.
Just to clarify...
I wouldnít want to shoot my pet myself. It would have to be a friend I trusted that could do the job humanely.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:58 PM   #41
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I had the vet put one down couple months ago $30. But it's a small town country vet.

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The $180 is a small price to send her off peacefully. She loved you unconditionally.
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Had to do this last summer. Donít remember what the cost was because it **** sure didnít matter. I wouldíve paid whatever to make sure he was comfortable and taken care of with zero unnecessary suffering.


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Same here. Our local vet uses 3 shots.... 1st is a relaxer, 2nd puts them in a pre-surgery sleep, and then the final shot. Same price for his office or coming to your place.

Also, for those saying they mustnít be man enough to shoot their own pet dog..... I feel the opposite. Takes more of a man to stick with a buddy to the end and do the right thing
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Not real sure what to say here. I've had to put a few great dogs down, and both were done by a vet properly. I really guess I don't get the whole " I love my dog so much that I'll blast him in the head with a gun" mentality. Absolutely no way for a dog to go. My wife is a vet, and IMO she does it right. Animal is first knocked out to sleep peacefully, and then the euthanasia drug is administered. One, the owner has some time with the dog sleeping peacefully, and two, when the euthanasia drug is administered, there is no kind of violent behavior, they just go peacefully. Last thing I would ever want to be the last memory is of my dog with a bloody mess coming out of its head with a bulging eyeball.
Put me in this boat. My dawg deserved to go peacefully while I gave him comfort

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Old 05-31-2018, 05:21 AM   #46
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I have done it both ways. A couple years ago, my Doberman had to be put down. Like somebody said above, she was THE dog. There was no way I could shoot her. Our vet gave us plenty of time with her, sedated her, and pushed the euthanasia drug. She just peacefully stopped breathing in my lap. It cost $100, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:58 AM   #47
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The $180 is a small price to send her off peacefully. She loved you unconditionally.
I agree completely. Think of how much you spend on camo. The cost for this is zip in the long run.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:23 AM   #48
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I agree completely. Think of how much you spend on camo. The cost for this is zip in the long run.
Yep. Plus my dog is gun shy. She will be going to the vet when her time comes.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:26 AM   #49
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Ask a buddy to take care of it for you. You save money, a friend has an opportunity to be a friend, and you don't have to see it all.
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