Euthanizing your dog is an unfortunate thing. The day when you have to face your dog is being euthanized is especially tricky and sad.
This is why many dog holders wonder what occurs to your dog while he is being euthanized, what your dog is going through, and what does your dog feel?
Can a dog wake up after being put down?
Euthanasia is the process of freeing your dog of all his pain. It is done when the dog is suffering a lot, and the owner cannot afford surgery or medication, and sometimes, when even surgeries and medicines can not help dogs, euthanizing him seems to be the only option left.
Although euthanasia is known to be a very delicate procedure and almost turns out to be peaceful and gentle, still, there have been individual cases when people have reported that their dogs felt pain and faced anxiety while being euthanized.
Viewing these cases and after consulting vet doctors and specialists, it was found that as dogs have a different reaction to distinct medications in a similar way, they react differently for the process of euthanasia as well.
The procedure of euthanasia virtually stops the heart from beating. Although this is not at all true, still many pet owners have the perception that their dogs die from a heart attack during euthanasia.
The injections given while performing euthanasia do two things, firstly they stop and freeze the brain from functioning and then finish the heartbeats. It is like your dog is on anesthesia and can not feel something.
Your dog is put to a good sound sleep forever so that he does not feel the pain and suffering he is going through.
The cases where owners have reported that their dog didn’t die a peaceful death are quite unusual, and these might be because the procedures of euthanasia are not performed well, or there was some sort of side reaction.
Usually, within a minute of euthanasia, pets are clinically proven dead.
Also, there have been some cases where dogs woke up after euthanasia, but they were quite rare, and doctors have named them miracle cases.
It is highly sporadic that a dog who was euthanized returns or comes back from the dead.
In that case, it becomes even painful for the owners of such dogs to go through euthanasia not once but twice; you can not even imagine what they go through, making up their mind that their dog has finally found peace and after getting the process done with arranging a burial for your dog and it out of the blue comes back to life.
It comes entirely as a shock to bear the fact that you lost your dog not once but two times.
Vets and experts are yet searching for an answer to whether your dog can wake up or not after being euthanized.
Still, the incidents where dogs have shown signs of life are just miracles as even science is yet searching for the exact reasons regarding such unique cases.
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