Anyone here ever had a pet get old and put them down?

Dec 26

Anyone here ever had a pet get old and put them down?

Posted by Max Fischer on

I have 2 cats and they are brother and sister.. and I have had them ever since they were born. Got them when I was just a little kid for Christmas one year.. this Christmas they are 11 years old and they are starting to show their age. The girl cat who is the most awesome cat ever.. so sweet and loving and adorable... she started having urinary tract problems that make it painful when she urinates.. so I have to cook her special food mixed with water to make her feel better.

But I have never lost anyone that I really cared about.. it's embarrassing to admit it but I honestly don't know what I will do when I have to put these cats to sleep. How can people do this? How do they just hand the bodies ove to strangersr?

Also, I have issues with my mom, she can be very cruel and mean.. I want to get away from her but if I left or she made me leave I am worried who would take care of my cats. I don't know anyone that could take them and could take care of them like I do I KNOW my mom wouldn't.

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Thanks Headphones. Life sure sucks sometimes.. I just don't understand it.. why we have to go through the things we do.

So what it sounds like is your cats are very dependent on you and you are afraid that you won't always be there for them.

In this situation, I think that the best thing that you can do is take care of them and if pain of living everyday becomes too much for your cats you should put them to sleep. I know it seems very horrible to do to a pet you love so much, but it really is the best thing.

If for some reason you can't be there for them, I have heard of these places that are like cat homes, they're not animal shelters. Don't take your cats to the animal shelter because they will euthanize animals regardless of health. I'm not exactly sure what these cat places are called specifically but they are devoted to just taking care of cats and making sure they are happy and healthy. That way you can feel good because you know they are taken care of.

The thing is.. my cats.. especially my girl cat is so unique.. she is truly like a little person. She is so smart and sweet and loving and dependent on me she truly seems like a little child. I just can't imagine putting her to sleep.. I feel like I would be wronging her in some way.. but I also don't want her to suffer..

Also, you know how parents say that they hope they die before their child dies because a parent shouldn't have to see their child die.. I worry so much that something would happen to me because my pets are so dependent on me. I am home schooled so I am home with them all day every day.. and have been like this for a long time so I worry that if something happened to me and I couldn't be there for them they would be so scared.. it's painful to care about something so much. They are really the only things I care about. I would rather take a bullet myself than see them suffer.

A couple of years back, my dog that I had since I was 3 was dying. The vet said his liver had shut down and there wasn't much she could do. So I basically had to sit back and watch as my dog slowly died. I stayed home for like a week trying to take care of him.

I guess my point is maybe it's better they be put to sleep peacefully rather than have a more painful death.

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