I have a 14 yr old cat, who recently got sick, and lost a control down there.(poops drop out unintentionally) At the same time my DD 4 yrs old got diagnosed with Asthma + cat allergy. Though her allergy is not an asthma trigger, I still have to separate them. Our cat loves to be around people. But right now, she's locked in one room, and people rarely can go in there. We no longer can provide her a loving home. However, because of her health problem, there's no chance for her to find another home. Though she's not well, I don't think she's in pain, just a discomfort. I just don't know what is the best for her. Do I decided that just because she's not in an extreme pain, I don't care about the quality of her life? But although she's not in pain, do I put her down because.... because what? What do you think is the best for my cat?Answer Question
Answer by Adeline1210 at 1:03 AM on Mar. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 AM on Mar. 11, 2009
I would take her to the vet and see if they can't diagnose a problem. They will be able to tell you if the problem is fixable, or if it's something that cannot be treated. If it cannot be treated, I would have her put down (as sad as it may be for you). I wouldn't want a pet that I care about to be in any discomfort. Please, take the cat to the vet.
Answer by bookay at 10:30 AM on Mar. 11, 2009
Answer by Meachan at 2:55 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
Sadly with so many healthy animals waiting to be adopted it makes it harder to adopt animals with special medical needs. With that said it is a tough decision to make. My personal opinion is this: If you can not rehome the cat in a home where he will be taken care of properly then your only responsible solution is euthanasia. Anyone person that attacks you for making this decision is heartless and should never own an animal. The toughest choices in life are not always the easiest to make. It is better to know that the he will go on to greener pastures then to suffer in a home that can not deal with or take care of his needs. Think it through and weigh your options carefully. In the end you will do right by all in involved.
Answer by equusvetgal at 5:30 PM on Mar. 11, 2009