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21 year old cat

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unicornsrule Sat 04-Jan-20 22:02:41

Seeing vets on monday
He is 21 very skinny, has starting pooing inside, likes to be on his own, he can't wash his bum anymore properly it is caked in poo, we have got some off with a flannel, he is very wobbly on his legs

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Janus Sat 04-Jan-20 22:13:01

Have to say we had to put ours to sleep this week with similar. We could have had tests but they thought it was kidney failure (so common in older cats). I noticed about 2 months ago he had lost lots of weight, went to the vets and they weren’t that concerned. But 3 weeks ago he just wanted to be indoors all the time, older cat so I wasn’t worried. But about 5 days ago he just looked so thin and then the next day so wobbly on his legs, didn’t seem able to support himself properly and weed inside. I went to the vets and they said he was very dehydrated, I feel awful for not realising. Is your boy drinking?? Does his eyes look a bit sunken? If you catch it earlier than us they may be able to hydrate but long term (if it’s the same of course) the outcome is not so good. I hope you don’t mind me being so honest, of course I could be totally wrong.

unicornsrule Sat 04-Jan-20 23:21:41

We feel that it is probably time

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Janus Sat 04-Jan-20 23:33:56

I honestly hope I’m wrong. He’s such a gorgeous boy flowers

OhTheRoses Sat 04-Jan-20 23:37:19

flowers it's about his quality of life, which has been long and happy.

midsummabreak Sat 04-Jan-20 23:39:32

Poor you ,unicornsrule he has had such a grand inninga he must be a special member of your family. Sorry to see your Beautiful boy fading flowersflowers

midsummabreak Sat 04-Jan-20 23:39:57


VimFuego101 Sat 04-Jan-20 23:48:36

What a lovely boy, he must have had a great life with you to make it to such a ripe old age.

mineofuselessinformation Sat 04-Jan-20 23:54:47

OP, I made the decision to have my old boy PTS just over a year ago in very similar circumstances.
He was around 21 (a rescue cat so never certain).
I miss him terribly, but he had no real quality of life any more.
It wasn't easy, but I know it was the right decision for him. You will know too in your heart. thanks

Icanflyhigh Sun 05-Jan-20 00:42:12

I run a boarding cattery and we have lots of old ladies and gents come to stay with us. We can often tell its time before their owners can and its always sad.
I think you're doing the kindest thing x

SomeLikeItTepid Sun 05-Jan-20 00:53:07

What a gorgeous boy. He's obviously had a very happy life with you. They really do steal our hearts, don't they? 💕

unicornsrule Sun 05-Jan-20 22:20:46

Thankyou everyone will update

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Vinorosso74 Sun 05-Jan-20 22:29:59

I saw your thread on the other page. Thinking of you for tomorrow.

unicornsrule Mon 06-Jan-20 22:50:19

He was put to sleep
Now he can rest in peace

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OhTheRoses Mon 06-Jan-20 23:13:36


gingerfreckles Tue 07-Jan-20 00:03:21

So sorry thanks

Vinorosso74 Tue 07-Jan-20 09:31:34

So sorry flowers

CatName Tue 07-Jan-20 09:38:23

Heartbreaking decision. So sorry for your loss flowers

midsummabreak Tue 07-Jan-20 09:48:02


Janus Tue 07-Jan-20 10:09:18

So sorry, it’s terrible but the right choice when they are not well 🌺

TinselTortoise Tue 07-Jan-20 10:17:15

So sorry OP. He was a beautiful boy flowers

wobblywinelover Thu 09-Jan-20 18:58:58

That's so sad OP, hope he rests in peace! I once had a cat who lived to 23, it's so hard to make the decision as cats seem to plod along with various health conditions yet seem to also have a quality of life with it. Very difficult decision, hope you are coming to terms with your loss, they are so part of the family

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