How Are Guinea Pigs Euthanized?

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Guinea pigs are generally euthanized by injection of pentobarbital.

The most common method is an intraperitoneal injection where the pentobarbital is injected into the peritoneal cavity.

This method is considered to be the most humane as it results in the least amount of pain and suffering for the animal.

Other methods of euthanasia such as cervical dislocation or decapitation are not recommended as they can cause unnecessary pain and suffering.