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  1. I have 2 CH cats..”wobbly kittys”. Button(4), Bee (3) . I’ve had them since about 4 weeks old. Button is a severe case and Bee is mild to moderate. And at 2 yrs old they both developed juvenile cataracts. Both came from the same location in my same dying ghost town I live in where they were gonna be tossed out in the heart of winter for the coyotes to eat. A year apart I rescued the 2nd one.The vet I took Button to was impressed and always gives me props for saving, dedicating myself to 2 very challenged cat. Next vet I saw cause my vet was unavailable on that day told me he was useless for a cat and no quality of life and think about euthanizing him. I gave a few angry words and walked out. His first vet has been amazed at how much hes thrived from a 3 week old starving, freezing and sick with respiratory infected to a 4 yr old boy. Bee was found a year later with to be the same outcome as Button..toss it for the coyotes..I stepped in and took Bee too. My vet was shocked I now found 2 a year apart, starving, freezing and resp infection, same gray color, same location, same town. They have their challenges but I do everything to accommodate their disabilities. My home is designed for crippled kittys. I have pet Insurance for them and if anything happened to me they are entrusted with financial stability for the rest of their precious lives. Just cause they have their disabilities I feel they are entitled to life just as much as any other kitty. Don’t give up on a disabled kitty that doesn’t know they are different then a normal cat. The love and affection in return is so special. Much love to all from Button, Bee and Me❤️

  2. Never. There should be hospice care available for dogs so they can die naturally like humans can. There is no reason a dog can't be made comfortable during its transition just like any other family member. Death is part of life and shouldn't be feared.. nor made by a veterinarian. I wouldn't discuss any of this with a veterinarian, they will always want to kill your animal. Quality of life? We don't kill grandma b/c WE decide her life is not "quality". Woof!

  3. I had a pet rat put down last year. She was quite unwell and appeared to be suffering for quite a while but just on that morning when I took her to the vet the rat looked perkier again. To get her euthanized then was extra painful but overall she was not expected to get better so the vet suggested to go ahead.

  4. Few days ago at vet I saw family came in,in tears.with toddler. Then they open door,and old black dog come in to the vet office.he had no leash,was very happy,covered with lumps,dandruff, extremely long toe nails.they brought him to eutanazia,said he is too old. "Life" lesson for kid…

  5. This is such a worthwhile topic. Another indicator for me was isolation. I had adopted one our hospital’s blood donor cats, so I never really knew his true age. He was in renal failure, but was using his litter box and eating/drinking. My kids kept telling me, “ Mom, it’s time for Barnaby to go”, but I didn’t feel it was his time. When he began seeking unusual places to hide, that was the indicator to me his time was near. Having worked as an RVT and LVT, seeing everything and anything and performing countless euthanasia’s, I agree, it is a personal decision and no one should ever feel wrong in seeking guidance or assistance from their veterinary professionals. They are there to help you reach whatever decision you make.

  6. The last week of May on my way home from work I called to have my cat put down. He had not eaten as well as he normally did, avoided me, had not greeted me at the door for the last three months. When I got home, he greeted me at the door and ate like he use to. He just turned 20 and is doing good for a 96 year old man. The vet said “as long as he is eating and drinking it is not time”

  7. I think very highly of vets. In my experience they have shown greater care for the pain treatment of their patients, better bedside manor for their patients and the pet owners.When I got Lyme Disease I found the Vets were far more informed about it.

  8. Timely. Made appt for tomorrow for my nearly 22 yr old cat. She will still eat squeezable treats, but no self care, extremely weak, and cannot make it to litter box. Doesn't seem to be in pain. I hesitate to take yet I know it is imminent
    Toughest decision ever.

  9. blind, half deaf, cognitively impaired with lots of “zoning out” episodes and confusion, severe arthritis, unable to manage stairs without damming, 14 yr old pit mix. getting close, even with all her meds.

  10. I had a dog who lived to be 15 and then he stopped eating. Two years prior he had stopped eating his kibble, and since then I had been putting extra stuff in his food to inspire him to eat. The one thing I learned from this was to be aware of the dogs limitations as they age. Prior to this my dogs had died much earlier and did not experience old age really, but if they do reach their golden years, it is important to be aware of new limitations as they age. For my dog it meant walking slower, and not walking as far, and helping him in and out of the car much more to make sure that he did not jump. I also would help him up and down the stairs.

  11. great video, and obviously important to you as you recently made the decision. we have a girl who was just diagnosed with congestive heart failure. though we hope the time to decide is down the road….we always know with our furbabies the time usually comes!! and how painful it is!

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