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Johkal
Cool Cat
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join:2002-11-13
Happy Valley
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Re: My lovely cat is dying

I'm so sorry to here this. I lost my inspiration for my Avatar (Boog) 2 years ago from kidney failure. He was almost 20. His brother Scooter I lost at 16. My 3rd cat Jaspurr didn't make it past 8. Each were like my children & I miss them greatly. We held onto Scooter too long after he was diagnosed & I regret making him suffer for my lack of strength doing what I know I should have. Boog, we didn't wait until he was in pain. We put him down when he lost too much weight & didn't have the strength to play any more. I didn't want to give him pills to make him hungry. After 2 years, I finally gave in & adopted 2 cats (brothers) who were rescued.
I know it is very hard, but your love for your buddy will guide you.
--
In God we trust; all others bring data!



Dominokat
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said by Johkal:

I know it is very hard, but your love for your buddy will guide you.

Thats what I am banking on. I will be able to see in her eyes, or other wise, that she can't or doesn't want to go on.


Johkal
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Happy Valley
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I believe in that & experienced it with my boys.



Dominokat
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I had ZERO warning with my cat Domino (my BBR name sake). He was healthy, but I woke up one morning to him being paralyzed on his back half. Ie: He couldn't walk, couldn't use his tail, etc. That came without warning at all, and I had to put him down.
At least with Callie, I know it is coming and can give extra love and care during her final days.



onDvine
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said by Dominokat:

... I will be able to see in her eyes, or other wise, that she can't or doesn't want to go on.

You will.


Dominokat
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I just hope everyone understands my position and not trying to keep her going.
I will provide her with love and affection, warmth and comfort and whatever else I can for her twilight days.



Jammy
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Pittsburg, CA
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said by Dominokat:

She is losing weight, not good. But that is part of the condition. She nibbles food. Sometimes she eats a whole serving, but that is way not normal now.
Sometime she will get to the point of not eating at all. Days after she will start getting worse and that is when I will put her down so she won't suffer.

There are a few dry cat foods made especially for cats with kidney/urinary tract problems. I feed my cat Pro Plan by Purina. He is still on kittens since he will not be 1 year old until April. It is a bit expensive but it was recommended by PetSmart and his vet. Try feeding her brown rice mixed with chicken or turkey.

Jammy


Dominokat
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She is a VERY picky eater. She always has been. But thank you, I will look for something out there and see if she will eat it.



usa2k
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Redford, MI
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Sorry about your kitten! Most pets are perfect examples of unselfish love, ans that gift is so hard to part with when the time comes. If only we all could be as genuine as the pets we care for!

17 years is a lot of caring and creates a bond that will provide endless memories, but good byes are rough. If they are in endless pain, I don't feel its cruel to bring them peace.

The pic of her is beautiful. Give her a hug.
--

Jim, VoIP 12/2002, VOIPo 2/2007
FAH-Tool~Pets~Artist-247



Dominokat
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I just caught Callie playing quite vigorously with her toys. Made me so happy to see some energy from her.



signmeuptoo
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NanoParticle
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She's clearly has a wonderful attitude, even sick. Wish I had so much grace as her.