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Dogs can be used to find hidden drugs.

relatively new area of specialization that is very promising involves the
use of canines to detect the presence of human remains. Resourceful
canine handlers have found that dogs can be trained to detect human
remains long after death, despite burial or attempted concealment.
Trained dogs are able to distinguish between human remains, animal
remains, and a wide range of other odors that would hormonally be
expected to distract them. Thus, their ability to distinguish between
sources of similar biological odors enhance their application in the
area of Human Remains Detection (HRD).25

eUthanaSia
Perhaps the kindest thing you can do for a pet that is severely sick or injured is to have your veterinarian induce death quickly and humanely; this
is called euthanasia. The decision to have your pet euthanatized is a serious
one and is never easy to make.
Your relationship with your pet is special. When you acquired your
pet, you assumed responsibility for its health and welfare. Euthanasia may
be the most difficult decision you will ever make regarding your pet. Your
veterinarian, family, and friends can assist in the decision-making process.
You should consider what is best for your pet, for you, and for your family.
Quality of life is important for pets and people alike.
If your pet can no longer get around comfortably; if your pet isn't eating
or willing to eat; if your pet is no longer aware of or appreciates your companionship; if your pet is apt to bite family members, strangers, or children;
if your pet can no longer respond in normal ways; if there is more pain than
pleasure in your pet's life; or if the care and treatment become too much
financially-then euthanasia may be a necessary option.
Euthanasia is accomplished with an injection of a tranquilizer that
stops nerve transmissions and causes muscle relaxation. The veterinarian
may sometimes administer a tranquilizer to calm and relax your pet so that
the euthanasia procedure can be carried out more humanely and peacefully. The euthanasia solution is usually injected into a vein in the foreleg.


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