If your 16 y.o.

If your 16 y.o. cat was sick dying and not eating for 4 days and vets said it can't be helped, would you let him die slowly at home or put him to sleep?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a cat, you snap its neck, quick instant painless death. Doesn't even register.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a rabbit anon.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I was a kid we had an outdoor cat we'd take care of after their owner moved away. One day he became pretty sick and my parents took him to the vet, and unfortunately he had to be put down. It was tough, but there was nothing else that could've been done for the little guy. Having to put a pet down is awful, but the alternative of letting them suffer for the rest of their days is so much worse.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely take him into the vet, man. I had a big Burmese mountain dog mix that I babied through his oldmanhood. He had a stroke one night in the winter and lost the ability to stand. He didn't like to be overly affectionate, but I was letting him sleep with his head on my chest that night since I knew it'd be the last. Sometime after midnight though, I felt him sneeze, and when I lifted up his head thinking he'd just covered me in snot, I saw a pool of blood pouring out of his nose and on to my stomach. He was completely unresponsive at that point. His eyes were rolled all the way back, but what got me was that he would yelp every ten minutes or so while I sat there holding him. I tried to suffocate him at that point, but I just couldn't follow through when he started twitching for air. I couldn't bear to shoot him either, so we just sat there together until I could get him to the vet. You don't want to wait until they reach a stage like that if you know they aren't going to make it

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We tried to save a stray cat who came to ours for food a couple of months ago. He seemed to be rather old and was covered in fleas when our neighbour took him in and bathed him. It turned out that he had FIV and it was in the late stages. He was a beautiful cat, and I wish he'd had a better life. What's amazing is that we now have one of his kittens since he managed to get one of the female cats in our road pregnant. She has the same markings as him and even has his paw. She's sho kyute~

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mean... how would you even do it? I am a firm believer that at some point, it's better to be dead than alive, for example like you said, if only suffering awaits, because of illness or advanced age. A quick death in such a situation is morally and ethically right. If I know I will slowly and painfully die from some incurable illness or I'm so old I shit myself and am a moron basically, that will make my life hell, I would end my shit too. But I don't think I can bring myself to, for example, choke my cat or however else you would put him to sleep...

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      you have a vet do it dummy, they dose em with barbiturates
      not a bad way to go

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Check your area anon, I know there are mobile euthenasia programs where they come to your place so your pet can be put to sleep somewhere familiar and comfortable.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I put him to sleep
    Goodnight my dearest friend ;_;

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      How were your 15 years together?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        The best, he was with me through childhood to adulthood, sleeping with me every day, comforting me when I was down, playing. Frick ;_;

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      You did the right thing.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      goodnight friend

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      F ;_;7

      Putting a pet to sleep is hard but it's the best thing you can do for them when they're suffering.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Rest easy knowing that you gave your friend a good life, and that you still did what was best for them to the very end of their life, even when it hurt you.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      rip

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've had to do this before, and it isn't easy. The good memories outweigh all of the sadness in time. Good job giving them a good life for 16 years

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    put him to sleep while you're able to hold his paws for the last time vs. letting him suffer and pass away some time in the morning hours

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >are you cruel?
    no

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      which option did you consider cruel?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        letting him starve and slowly expire from all sorts of organ failure and whatnot

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          which option did you consider cruel?

          The cat only understands it is suffering - there is no gain in letting him have a few extra days. He doesn't even understand what that entails. Keeping him alive is purely egotism on your part.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Keeping him alive is purely egotism on your part.
            This, don't let the poor creature suffer.

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