I personally wouldn't. A big operation like that like the previous poster said may leave long term disabilities but also it's such a little thing to go through such a big operation. And the fact it's a 50/50 chance too. I think it would be best for the cat to be pts. Big hugs xx
No Your cat is in pain and distressed at being away ftom you and un a cage at the vets. You don’t speak cat and can’t explain what is happening snd why. Let him go, don’t make him suffer any longer. Xx
It may also be dependent on the temperament of the cat. If the cat is a compliant friendly housecat then maybe, but if it's used to being out in the garden, would stress or fret if caged for any length of time, or is likely to be very upset at being at the vets for days, then no I wouldn't. I know I couldn't put Boycat through it for example, as he's terrified of almost all people except me, but I may consider it for Girlcat (though she might never trust me again or forgive me if I did).
I'd pts in that situation. I couldn't put a pet through the inevitable pain & distress they would have to go through. I'm so sorry you are facing this. Pts is sometimes the kindest thing we can do for our pets, hard though it is.
So sorry OP. It's such a hard decision to make, but I've read so many times people putting their cat through surgery after an accident and there being long term problems, many of which have resulted in having their cat pts. You did the right thing not letting her suffer any more. Try and hold onto the fact that during the life your little cat had a great life with you and she was loved and looked after, everything a cat could want.
I'm so sorry what a hard decision but you made the right one for your cat. I'm sure I'd be going over the "what if" too. She could have been left with issues meaning a poor quality of life which wouldn't have been fair on her.