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wingsink
November 29th 03, 07:44 PM
My cat is 11 years old and very muched love. Recently, over the last month she has lost a lot of weight and spends much of her tim sleeping. A trip to or Vet and an X-ray proved that she had a large growth that could not be operated on.
We don't think she is in pain, but are not sure.
We know the time will come when it will be nessiary to put her down, but we are not sure if she will be able to tell us or, if we will know when that time has come. Can you help?

Luvskats00
November 29th 03, 09:59 PM
"wingsink"
writes
>My cat is 11 years old and very muched love.....A trip to
>or Vet and an X-ray proved that she had a large growth that could not be
>operated on.
>....We know the time will come when it will be nessiary to put her down, but
we
>are not sure if she will be able to tell us or, if we will know when that
>time has come. Can you help?

I am so sorry to hear that you're pet isn't doing well and is not long for this
world. I lost my baby in August and found comfort at petloss.com. The website
has many areas to find comfort - including a chatroom where people who have
lost their pets come to talk with one another. Everyone there helps the
newcomers and those with sick pets. Please go there when you're ready.

The best way to know when the time comes is this....You must judge when your
pet has no more enjoyment of life left. For example, if your sweety can no
longer walk nor eat...if she/he has trouble breathing. Did you ask your vet,
also, for advice on when the time would be right? This is a very painful time,
but, I hope you know that the kindest, bravest thing you can do is to help your
pet end his/her suffering. Best wishes to you and for you!

Luvskats00
November 29th 03, 09:59 PM
"wingsink"
writes
>My cat is 11 years old and very muched love.....A trip to
>or Vet and an X-ray proved that she had a large growth that could not be
>operated on.
>....We know the time will come when it will be nessiary to put her down, but
we
>are not sure if she will be able to tell us or, if we will know when that
>time has come. Can you help?

I am so sorry to hear that you're pet isn't doing well and is not long for this
world. I lost my baby in August and found comfort at petloss.com. The website
has many areas to find comfort - including a chatroom where people who have
lost their pets come to talk with one another. Everyone there helps the
newcomers and those with sick pets. Please go there when you're ready.

The best way to know when the time comes is this....You must judge when your
pet has no more enjoyment of life left. For example, if your sweety can no
longer walk nor eat...if she/he has trouble breathing. Did you ask your vet,
also, for advice on when the time would be right? This is a very painful time,
but, I hope you know that the kindest, bravest thing you can do is to help your
pet end his/her suffering. Best wishes to you and for you!

Bob Brenchley.
November 30th 03, 07:45 PM
On Sat, 29 Nov 2003 12:44:35 -0600, "wingsink"
> wrote:

>My cat is 11 years old and very muched love. Recently, over the last month she has lost a lot of weight and spends much of her tim sleeping. A trip to or Vet and an X-ray proved that she had a large growth that could not be operated on.
>We don't think she is in pain, but are not sure.
>We know the time will come when it will be nessiary to put her down, but we are not sure if she will be able to tell us or, if we will know when that time has come. Can you help?

Cats have a great ability to hide pain, so in this you need to be
guided by your vet. Do not be afraid to ask for a second opinion on
the matter.

It would be good to get a second opinion on the operability of the
growth as well. I've seen cats that one vet has written off live to
see 10 more years of happy life after another vet agreed to try and
operate. Look at it this way - no op may mean you have to put her to
sleep in a few months, a 20% chance of the operation working may still
be worth betting on.

--
Bob.

Cats know what we feel. They don't always care, but they know.

Bob Brenchley.
November 30th 03, 07:45 PM
On Sat, 29 Nov 2003 12:44:35 -0600, "wingsink"
> wrote:

>My cat is 11 years old and very muched love. Recently, over the last month she has lost a lot of weight and spends much of her tim sleeping. A trip to or Vet and an X-ray proved that she had a large growth that could not be operated on.
>We don't think she is in pain, but are not sure.
>We know the time will come when it will be nessiary to put her down, but we are not sure if she will be able to tell us or, if we will know when that time has come. Can you help?

Cats have a great ability to hide pain, so in this you need to be
guided by your vet. Do not be afraid to ask for a second opinion on
the matter.

It would be good to get a second opinion on the operability of the
growth as well. I've seen cats that one vet has written off live to
see 10 more years of happy life after another vet agreed to try and
operate. Look at it this way - no op may mean you have to put her to
sleep in a few months, a 20% chance of the operation working may still
be worth betting on.

--
Bob.

Cats know what we feel. They don't always care, but they know.