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Author Topic:   Help.My cat is 25. s he in pain?
sandyrex
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From:Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 06-01-2003 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sandyrex     Edit/Delete Message
How can you tell if they are in pain?

I want to put him down while he is sleeping next to me.What can I buy and where. I want to do it myself. This would mean the world to me!!!

What material should the container be when buring them in the ground? How many feet?
Is there something I can do with his fur as a keepsake.
Rex is 25 year's old. "REX" the kING!!
I spent 300.00 to have blood work done to find out that he is getting old.
He is still eating and peeing and pooping. Should I let him die on his own?
Pleeaasssee I need help to some of my questions if not all. Thanks Sandy. My family wants me to put him down Mon. and I am not sure it is time.

[This message has been edited by sandyrex (edited 06-01-2003).]

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nern

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posted 06-01-2003 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
There is no humane way to put your cat down on your own..if you must, take him to the vet and have him euthanized.
If your cat is eating and going to the bathroom fine and his bloodwork came back ok...why would you want to put him down anyway?

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sandyrex
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From:Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
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posted 06-01-2003 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sandyrex     Edit/Delete Message
He is having a hard time walking>
My family thinks it is I am not sure.

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SpidersMommy
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From:Staten Island, NY, USA
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posted 06-02-2003 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpidersMommy     Edit/Delete Message
If he is still Eating and going to the bathroom PLEASE Let him go when it is his time. You are lucky to have him for 25 years, in cat years he is probably like over 100 years old, this is why he is probably not walking good. Let me know how he is doing.

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Isis
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posted 06-03-2003 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Isis     Edit/Delete Message
Its best to let your vet put your animal to sleep. Lots of vet will now come out to your home and put your animal to sleep in your arms.
I know losing a pet is one of the worst things in the world but not letting them suffer is the best thing you can do.

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Indy
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From:Forida, US
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posted 06-12-2003 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Indy     Edit/Delete Message
If you do choose to have him put to sleep, please let the bet do it.
Look for signs of the cat having the desire to live ie: is he grooming and cleaning himself?
Eating & drinking?
The key is the grooming.
Good Luck

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Mac
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posted 06-13-2003 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mac     Edit/Delete Message
It is apparent you have done something right with Rex all of these years for Rex being 25 years old. I believe without a doubt that you will decide what to do at your gut level for Rex. But I do like the suggestion of one post that suggested to watch for signs that he wants to live like grooming etc.

Hope you the best for Rex and keep us posted.

Mac

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woofdoggy
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posted 06-15-2003 03:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for woofdoggy     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Sandy, This is a worrying time for you with your beloved Rex. 25 is a fantastic age for a cat, you must have given him heaps of love.

I haven't got anything to add, as I think your answers are in the previous posts. Although I do agree when the right time comes the kindest way is to have the vet put Rex to sleep. You can hold him too. He will just go to sleep peacefully.

Later on you could put a tiny piece of his fur in a locket,with a photo, or a special little box. If you want to bury him in your garden, the container doesn't matter. But plant some lovely flowers there.

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sandyrex
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From:Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
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posted 06-17-2003 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sandyrex     Edit/Delete Message
Hi,
I thank everyone for the mail.I am glad I waitd a few weeks. I was not sure if it was time. In 24 hour period he went from not eating and was unable to walk.
I took the day off and went to the Vet as a walk in. It was easier for me to do that then to have an appointment on a certain day at a certan time.
He did let me know it was time.
I will write again and share my experience.
It was losing a family member.
I am OK with it'cause he gave so much and had a long life.
Bye for now,
Sandy

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ArrOwAnA
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posted 06-21-2003 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ArrOwAnA     Edit/Delete Message
sound a little like when i had to put my 15 year cat down(ashley)
i hope you get another nice pet

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