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So very sad right now...

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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I took my 10yo DD's cat to the vet for his yearly checkup and shots and found out he has AIDS. He has to be put to sleep. It is going to be so hard to tell my DD when she gets home from school. I brought him home so that she can spend a few days with him. And I'm going to let he decide if she wants to bury him or have him cremated. My heart is broken for her.

~ LIZZY~


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Two_Hearts
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

First question that comes to mind ...how does a cat get aids

Also , i am very sorry for your families upcoming loss. 

We have had a cat for 8 yrs , and i couldnt imagine losing her.

peanutsmommy1
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM
I had no idea such a thing existed!
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smilesmile
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

What? I didnt think an animal could get Aids!!! Wow..that is insane! So sorry!

Mrs.Brugger
by Tiara on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

oh no =[ =[ 

very sorry for your (soon to be) loss. I hope your DD understands =[ 

Maybe hold a little funeral/memorial for him, too so she can openly express her feelings about the situation? Be like some closure or something?

priincessz
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM
How in the???? I didn't cats could get aids .
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xo.MommyW.xo
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM
There is a cat only strain that is EXTREMELY contageous between cats. quite common if they are allowed outside

Quoting Two_Hearts:

First question that comes to mind ...how does a cat get aids

Also , i am very sorry for your families upcoming loss. 

We have had a cat for 8 yrs , and i couldnt imagine losing her.

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mackQuin
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

 cat aids is quite common, sadly.

kjfamily
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM
If he is not acting sick there is no reason to put him down . Some cats can have it for years .
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mackQuin
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM

 

Quoting kjfamily:

If he is not acting sick there is no reason to put him down . Some cats can have it for years .

 i was going to say this.

There are like 3 or 4 stages to the disease and most cats with it in the early stages can live years with it.

Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

it is a cat verion.  So sorry for your upcoming loss.  I lost one of my cats, I had as a child, to feline lukemia.  I chose to donate his remains to research on the disease.  It helped me immenselyto think he had a part in discovering a vaccine.  You may not want to do that, but our vet gave us that option when we had him put to sleep. He was suffering horribly, so we had it done pretty quickly after diagnosis. The vet let us say our goodbyes in the office etc.

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