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Our Kitty is not well. Took him to the vet a week ago because his eating habits changed. He had lost over 2.5 lbs. since last spring (down to 10.1 lbs.). He is almost 18 years old. He hasn't eaten much in the last week and is acting scared of us. Taking him back to the vet this morning. Having a "quality of life" check. He sure went down hill fast.  :(

 

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6 hours ago, Onthego said:

Our Kitty is not well. Took him to the vet a week ago because his eating habits changed. He had lost over 2.5 lbs. since last spring (down to 10.1 lbs.). He is almost 18 years old. He hasn't eaten much in the last week and is acting scared of us. Taking him back to the vet this morning. Having a "quality of life" check. He sure went down hill fast.  :(

 

Jeff

Few months ago our old cat had the same thing happen and it took some time with the vet(s) but.......they found out that he had some teeth that were giving him some pain so they extracted the offending teeth.

He still could not eat while his gums recovered so........a feeding tube was installed and we fed him FOUR times per day for SIX weeks is was NO fun and not very cheap but........He has recovered and is now back to being the grouchy kat that are used to.......

Drive on.........(Cats are ........Katz)

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On 12/13/2017 at 7:16 AM, Onthego said:

We put him down. It was very hard but his quality of life was not good and he was too old to do anything. A sad day for us.

We are very close to this decision with our faithful dog, Muffie. She is now past the age of 15 which is quite high for her breed. She still has more good days than bad and seems happy but she is also on frequent pain meds for arthritis and the time is clearly nearing. It will be very difficult. :(

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