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Re: [IP] Popping Humalog

"Charity Forbes" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>I don't know if this is true, but I have heard that insulin is how they
>>animals to sleep!
> This is not true.  Animals are usually put to sleep with a fatal dose of
> anesthesia.  They are literally put to sleep.  What I am not sure of is if
> there is a use of potassium to stop the heart or if the anesthesia simply
> relaxes the muscles of the heart and lungs until they stop.  But insulin
> plays no part in it at all.

This got my curiosity going.  One of my best friends is a vet, so I asked
her.  Her response:

| everything I've ever used was Sodium Pentobarbital.
| And what we have now is a really crappy concentration
| of it too... K would be bad.. it wouldn't be nice for
| the animal. Hyperkalemia (too much K)causes
| tachycardia (increased heart rate) as well as spiked P
| waves and more stuff I forget but I'd hate to die by
| my heart speeding up too fast...

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