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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Humane euthanasia for Fluffy

What's the best way to humanely euthanize a fish at home? My three year old goldfish, Fluffy, has ripped her back fin off and put a gash into her side... No idea how. She did it within the past hour because I just fed her then and she was fine. She seems to be in a lot of pain. What can I do for her? I put stress coat in the water.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 07:45 PM
 
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http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/archi...p/t-20870.html

I found that on google, it's an old Paw-Talk post discussing humane fish euthanasia. Hopefully it's helpful - I have no experience with this so I can't offer any help.
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Thank you.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 05:35 PM
 
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I am so sorry you have to go through this. It is so hard seing your beloved pet suffer.

I can't believe on that other post someone said to throw it on the ground. My beta a few months ago dove out of his bowl and we found him after he did that, and he lived for another hour after that.

Good luck w/whatever you decide to do.
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Can you use epsom salt?

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There was nothing to be done for her. She was belly up at the bottom corner of the tank all night. I opted to use the Alka-Seltzer method. The dosage on the internet is 1 tablet for 20L, though I used three for about one liter just to be sure. They die from carbon dioxide poisoning. She went in about 3 minutes. She's in the freezer to be sure she's gone totally. I stared at her for 5 minutes and she didn't breathe once. This is tough b/c I've had her for three years.

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I am so sorry...thats very hard.I never had to make that descision for a fish and hope I don't have to...it is hard enough with furred animals.Anyway I am sorry once again!




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I'm sorry for your loss
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I'm so sorry. But you did the right thing.
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This year sucks, more specifically this past month. My three year old goldfish died, I have to euthanize three hamsters tomorrow because they all have tumors and are suffering, I just got rid of two of my ferrets and just found out from my landlord I have to get rid of the other one, I have to euthanize two guinea pigs for tumors and find a home for the third... If it's possible for a heart to actually break, I'll find out and let you know if I survive.

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Awwwe lilchris (or Jenny?) so sorry . I have been through this. I know you are going through a hard time, just to let you know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and things will get better. Many of my pets died in one year because of the man I lived with, I so thought I was going to lose it and break too, but it made me stronger person. For awhile I felt nothing for the pets I had, I was drained of all emotions. But slowly but surely I had the time to heal and able to feel things for animals again and welcome new ones into my life. What does your lease say about pets? I hope your landlord changes his/her mind. Maybe explain to them what you are going through and tell them you are responsible and taking care of this pet and he/she is not destroying your apartment. Maybe you can have the ferret stay at a friends house for a few days so he/she thinks you got rid of it, then when he/she forgets bring your ferret back, and maybe he/she will get off your back.
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I tried to talk to them. I told them that Eli is neutered, descented, UTD on all of his shots and has never bitten anyone. Because it's a chain of apartments and not a privately owned place, they said they can't.

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I know how hard it is with loosing pets like that!! I have 2 goldfish who are about 5 years old!! Plus a couple that is 3-4 years! I would not know what i would do if they died!! SO sorry ....

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