Is cat euthanasia ALWAYS painless?

I am asking the question whether euthanising a cat with sodium pentobarbital is genuinely painless

We, the cat owning public, are told that cat euthanasia is always painless. It is guaranteed. It is a humane way to say goodbye to your cat. But is it always humane and painless? When you dig around a bit you come up with the answer NO. One veterinarian, Paul, confidently states on their …

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Percentage of cats that died under anaesthesia?

Anesthetised domestic cat

This has always concerned me. I’ve seen a range of percentages and have written on this topic before. A research paper on the website informs us that, “Current estimates indicate that approximately 0.11% (1 in 895 anaesthetics) of healthy cats die of an anaesthetic-related death”. This is twice as frequent as reported in …

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