I'm so sorry the euthanasia procedure caused Bracken a short moment of pain. I understand your regret about it, but if you think about the alternative - to let him pass away naturally - there's no guarantee he would have had a quiet ending. Many animals that die naturally are in discomfort and even pain at the end. Euthanasia is usually the better alternative, and in most cases the vet carries out the procedure swiftly and without any problems. However, there are occasions when things go slightly wrong. I'm a vet myself, although no longer active in the clinic, and I remember a few instances where the euthanasia procedure wasn't optimal. I was very angry with myself at the time, because I felt I let the pet parent as well as the animal down. But the fact is that sometimes these things happen, and in most cases it's nobody's fault. I think the two vets you spoke with afterwards are very wise, and even if it's difficult right now for you to forget Bracken's last moments I hope one day soon you'll be able to focus on all the love that was between you and him for many years, instead of those unfortunate memories. Please remember also that you were there with him when it happened, and even if he felt pain from the injections he knew you were there to comfort him. It was only a fleeting moment of pain, and then he didn't feel anything except sleepiness. Don't blame yourself; you did what was best for him, and he is grateful for his good mom and says thank you and I love you.
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