Supporters of euthanasia see its biggest benefit as relief from suffering and pain for a dying patient. Euthanasia is seen as a more humane alternative for terminally ill loved ones who are undergoing intense or unstoppable pain, and allowing a patient to die on his own terms is viewed as an act of mercy.Continue Reading
Supporters also believe that euthanasia should be a basic right — that people have the right to choose when they die and how they die — and that because a person's own death doesn't bother anyone else, it should be legal to die if that choice is made. Others see euthanasia as a cost-effective means of dealing with terminally ill patients and a method for conserving medical resources.Learn more about Veterinary Health
There are a variety of prescription drugs available for treating pain in dogs, but there are no safe over-the-counter medications for immediate pain relief. Dogs with mild muscle soreness can be treated with rest and cold compresses on the affected area, but chronic or severe pain needs veterinary attention.Full Answer >
Dogs can be given aspirin once or twice a day for short-term pain relief only. Large dogs weighing 50 to 100 pounds can be given one regular aspirin tablet and dogs over 100 pounds can be given two regular aspirin. Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital states that dogs between 30 to 50 pounds can be given one-half of a regular aspirin tablet. Smaller dogs should be given baby aspirin; one-half a baby aspirin tablet for dogs under 10 pounds and one baby aspirin for dogs that are 10 to 30 pounds.
The recommended dose of aspirin for cats when used for pain relief is 10 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, advises the Department of Environment and Primary Industries. For feline heart disease, the recommended dose is one 81 milligram tablet twice per week, states Portland Veterinary Specialists.Full Answer >
The biggest benefit of the HomeAgain microchip is that it allows veterinarians, shelters or other professionals to quickly identify lost pets and contact the owner. Microchips also typically last for the life of the pet and cannot be lost like tags or collars can, and HomeAgain microchips have a special design that prevents them from migrating in the body.Full Answer >