Originally Posted by moonsand0wls
I am not "killing" him. That makes it sound like I'm a murderer.
I am euthanising him. I am doing it because for as long as I have had him, he has been sick. And before I rescued him, too. It seems when I finally get him better he gets sick again, each time worse (regardless of how I look after him). He was treated really badly at his last home and I'm sure this is the reason he has been getting sick a lot. I do not like for him to be sick but he always is and now that he has dropsy he will be in a lot of pain (I can see it).
Also having to treat him all the time is VERY exhausting on my resources and time. I have spent more on keeping him well than I have on any of my other fish.
I do not have all of the money to keep buying medications for different things he gets sick with. And the ones I DO have, will run out eventually.
Another reason is I can't stand to see one of my animals in pain and suffering. To me anyone who notices that and ignores it and gets as much time out of their pet as they can is cruel.
Euthanasia is sad but it's a fact of life that we all have to face sometime :/
I feel the same way about it but sometimes there isn't another way to stop the suffering. The only time my husband had to was a very sad situation of someone tormenting a feeder rat and my husband had no choice. I don't think your fish is that bad off though.
I've known tons of people who see their pets suffering and they ignore it entirely. It's so frustrating.
Gosh, I don't even know where to get clove oil.