My poor old cat. I've just been watching him from the window. His back legs are giving way. Every time he flicks his tail, they go all wobbly and sometimes he ends up flopping on the ground.
He's about 16 years old and is the nicest, gentlest, most affectionate old boy.
At the beginning of this year, I had three cats. One began to dramatically fail in July (the brother of this last cat) and was put down, another had to be put down last week because of urinary problems and now, I'm upset because of this last one is obviously doddery.
But he's still interested in food, his fur is still shiny and he seems ok apart from his back legs. I'm so bad. I don't want to take him to the vet because she'll want to put him down. She put down the other two. They had to be put down, I know that.
But what about this one? Can I avoid the vet for a while or am I being crueller than kind to save my own feelings?
Oh poor cat. The same thing happened to mine earlier this year. I think if he is still eating and drinking then you would be ok to wait a while. Mine stopped drinking alltogether and started going to hide in corners so she was put down but there may be some time left for yours yet.