I'm a bit fed up to say the least. Hitler cat, now over 18 years old is REALLY showing her age.
In the sense that when we took her to the vets last, they seemed to write her off as hopeless and too light (2.8kg) to warrant safely putting her under anaesthetic for dental work.....and to compound the situation, they thought they found some mass in her stomach to suggest a problem prognosis and to fear the worst and wasn't much more help than that - we do have metacam painkiller though which we are dosing her daily which may be helping if she was in any pain.
Her dental is quite bad (I really wish we had accustomed her to dental brushing sooner but doing a bit with cat dental kit)
Im doing what I can but it doesnt seem to be getting better, but I don't know what the right thing to do is now She also seems to have developed some odd lumps in her jaw, could it be the evil C taking hold all around or as a result of bad teeth. Also it seems to me like her bottom jaw is slightly misaligned, could be pressure
Shes also been drooling badly and then licking her arm causing that to get wet and sore...so now had to dress her up in a toys shirt to prevent her licking herself
Seek a second opinion, or just let her enjoy what she can while she is still able to But she is still moving, still eating albeit not like a regular cat. Not sure how much longer she has left and when to make the decision, perhaps not yet.
I had to make a tough decision in April regarding our Tigs, I know deep down that he could have lasted a couple more weeks, but seeing him in pain hurt me more. I'm glad I didn't leave him to suffer more, but at least had a week at home with him to pamper and cuddle him. Give yourself a couple of days with her, making the most of it, then take her back and ask the elephant question.
He was looking all lost and lazy so she took him to the vet and they gave him some injections that perked the bugger up so much so that she thought it would be ok to f!$% off to Spain to visit her Dad for the weekend
Anyway, after a night on the Tenants Super (me not the cat) the poor f!$%er dropped down dead. It was at this point that I learned the difference between a shovel and a spade in so much as you can't dig a hole with a shovel but you can cut a cat in two with one
Never easy is it... she isnt ready to go yet though, shes a fighter... just wonder how much longer we should keep the fight on for....guess I know at the moment its still the balance only just our side, but cant take that for granted can we... if she has to go then I definitely want to do it at home
Not sure if there is a cheaper way to do that, but dont care too much if there isnt so long as she is comfortable and with us....I am definitely not going through the experience of doing it at vets like had to in the past...she is staying at home
I wanted Tigger to go at home, but when it came to it I just couldn't bear to be with him. I wanted to remember him alive and healthy, and during our last hug he even hissed at me, obviously from the pain but it was a bit of the old Tigs coming back.
You'll just know when the time is right...trust your instinct, no one knows a cat better than their owner.
I believe home euthanasia would make it a lot less traumatic for us, dont think its fair to put the stress of going to the vet for their final moment with us. Done it with the small animals but not our cat
Give your friend some dignity m8 and let her go before she really is a mess. It's not easy but it's better than watching them go bit by bit and you feeling helpless. Remember euthanasia is a large dose of anesthetic, so the cat just goes very peacefully to sleep, without pain or stress.