我怎樣知道是時候幫寵物進行安樂死? 過程會怎樣進行?

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Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc

我怎樣知道是時候幫寵物進行安樂死? 過程會怎樣進行?

 

這是一條經常發問的問題。安樂死是一種痛苦的解脫,特別是很多的主人都想幫寵物進行安樂死。沒有一個簡單直接的答案去界定甚麼時間才是最合適。我經常都說,你才是最佳的人選為你已經照顧和心愛多年的寵物作出最後決定。遺憾地,家庭成員可能會反對,以及宗教信仰會把安樂死變成一個複雜的問題。對寵物最重要的是讓牠們享受優質的生活例如:飲食自如及精靈活潑,而非痛苦、緊張和感受到壓力。時間到了,獸醫會解析過程,包括會用強力安眠藥停止腦部向身體其他部位傳達訊息。最後,心臟也停止跳動,你的寵物便會宣告死亡。


2 Comments on “我怎樣知道是時候幫寵物進行安樂死? 過程會怎樣進行?”

    1. Dear Isabella,

      This is a question I have been asked countless times. Euthanasia stands for a ‘good’ death performed to relieve pain or suffering and it is something most people wish for their pets. There is no straightforward, simple answer on exactly the right time. I always say that you as the person who has loved and cared for your pet for many years is the best person to make the final decision and go ahead with input from your vet. Sadly different family members may disagree and some religions frown on euthanasia complicating a very emotional time. It is important that all pets enjoy a quality of life which includes eating & drinking naturally, and being responsive, not in pain, anxious or distressed. When the time comes your vet will explain what will happen and that involves the administration of a powerful sleeping type drug that stops the brain sending messages to the rest of the body. Shortly after its administration the heart stops and your pet will then be pronounced dead.

      Dr. Pauline Taylor

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