They say cats are seniors by age 7. Mine is over 14. I know she's dying. All of her life she was fat. Then she began losing weight. I figured it was because I had a life threatening illness and she hated seeing my nearly die a few times! Well because of this life threatening illness. I have no income and haven't for some time. My own DH lost his job and well we are hard pressed. The cats always got good food, love and care. They're our fur kids! She today no longer wants to eat or drink no matter how much I tempt her with anything! I feel if she dies I will too. I'm so fragile right now. So down on our luck! No help. We live in the country. So no help for a shelter or vet. Without payment First! A cat that lived here died this year from Cancer too. The vet bills were beyond the roof. Is there anything I can do to comfort this cat? Anything! I know I'm not seeing any signs of pain. But I wish for this to not be happening. I don't know how to Live without my Buddy? What can I do? Anything? Stress is so bad for me. I'm weeping all of the time. I love my Cat. Any tips or ideas? Anything at all? And this heat is so hot here. My cat wants to go outside and its too hot. But I want her to do as she pleases. Ever deal with this? What would you do? I have no family or friends that can help. Any fairy God mothers for cats?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Jul. 17, 2011 in Pets
Answer by tspillane at 8:40 PM on Jul. 17, 2011
Without being seen by a vet you can't be sure what is going on but at that age there are several diseases that can cause the symptoms you described. if you can't afford to have blood work done then you might want to talk to the vet about euthenizing the cat. You said that she is not in pain and she may not be at this point but cats are very good at hiding their pain from us. I had a cat that hid her pain possibly for months. She stopped eating the last week of her life and was just not herself and they did an ultrasound after doing a physical exam and felt a tumor. The tumor was so big it was pushing her organs over. It turned out to be intestinal lymphoma I hope I am not sounding heartless by suggesting that but if the cat is truly sick I would hate for her to suffer. I know how hard is is to see them in pain. I have lost several of mine and I hated having to face this part of their lives.
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