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My cat is dying is anything i can do to comfort him

post #1 of 34
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My mom took my 17 year old that was born in Italy to the vet since he kept peeing on the floor and around the house. We found out that he had a bladder infection. He seamed very bad this morning so she took him again and he will very likely not live through it and is dying. They gave him fluids and he is at home now with me lying in his basket with blankets i feel really sad is there anything i can do to comfort him?
post #2 of 34
Oh I am so sorry to hear this. Your presence will help him. Be there for him. Keep him warm and keep noise and commotion at a minimum. Give him a soft place to lay with food and water within reach. His old bones need the comfort of something soft.

Tell him you love him and comfort him with soft words.

It is so hard to go through this. He has lived a very long life full of love. And you with him will be a great comfort.

I will keep you in my prayers.
post #3 of 34
I'm so sorry that your dear cat is nearing the end, but it is a wonderful gift that you can be there with him during the last moments...as farleyv said, your presence will definitely help him; lay him on his favorite bed/blanket, pet him in his favorite spots and talk to him. He knows that you love him
post #4 of 34
My heart goes out to you today. Just being with your cat and comforting him is what he needs. You obviously took wonderful life-long care of this cat and he knows how much he has been loved. It is terribly painful to watch them go but he just needs you to be with him and that is all. Keep him warm and snuggled.
post #5 of 34
I'm sorry your cat is dying, but why are you letting him suffer? If he is dying the kindest thing to do is to have him put to sleep. It's not called the final kindness, or the final gift of love, for nothing. let him go in peace and dignity, not agony.
post #6 of 34
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I'm sorry your cat is dying, but why are you letting him suffer? If he is dying the kindest thing to do is to have him put to sleep. It's not called the final kindness, or the final gift of love, for nothing. let him go in peace and dignity, not agony.
I agree, end stages of renal failure are not pretty, or painless.

I am sorry your boy is dying, I too, have a 17 year old with renal failure.
post #7 of 34
First, I'm so sorry that you're going through this. I will assume that your mom and your vet have discussed what signs to watch for to see if your cat is in pain, and needs the kindness of a vet to ease his way - otherwise, the vet wouldn't have sent the cat home. Since you do have your cat at home, just give him warmth, with food and water nearby, and your love.

If you need to, call your vet now to go over again what signs you need to know, to know when it's time to let your cat go to the bridge. I know you want only the best for your cat, and your vet can help you know what is the best time. A lot of vets will come to the house for this final step - you can find out what your vet recommends.

I'm so sorry for all of you.
post #8 of 34
Thread Starter 
He died this morning in his sleep he tried to fight it R.I.P. Timothy :'(
post #9 of 34
I am so sorry for your loss - but he was so loved right up to the end...and now he's healthy at the Rainbow Bridge and watching out for you and your mother.
post #10 of 34
I'm sorry you lost your kitty. Please take comfort in knowing he lived a very long live due to your love and care. He was a lucky cat, and he knows that. He will never really leave you.

Robin
post #11 of 34
I´m really so sorry for yout loss...
post #12 of 34
I'm so sorry for the loss of your little boy

I've moved him into the bridge so others can pay their respects to him

_______________________________________
post #13 of 34
God bless sweet Timothy, you little pal for so many years.

to you for being there for him right to the end.
post #14 of 34
Love and comfort to you. It is such a loss, but maybe it helps to know he is out of pain, and to feel love and sympathy from those of us who know how dear these kitties are.

Rest in peace, little friend.
post #15 of 34


I am so sorry for your loss. Rest peacefully, Timothy.
post #16 of 34
I am so sorry for you loss Rest in peace, Timothy
post #17 of 34
We're so sorry you lost your buddy boy Timothy! I'm glad you could comfort him till the end. It will be 8 weeks tomorrow that we lost our Sophie! The hardest part form us is that she died in the animal hospital alone! I've been with all our cats stroking them and I was the last face they saw as they crossed the rainbow bridge!

Our prayers are with you and your little boy Timothy!
post #18 of 34
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and Timothy are in my Prayers.
post #19 of 34
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I just lost two beloved cats within a week which is really difficult to take, so I can relate very well to what you are going through now. Blessings to you and your mum.

Christine
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post #21 of 34
I am truly sorry for your loss of Timothy. Lots of hugs to you. You were a great meowmy and he was very loved his whole life long.
post #22 of 34
im so sorry about that
post #23 of 34
, Timothy.
post #24 of 34
yah my cat died due to stomach issues and i used a heat bad to keep him warm. I still regret not putting him to sleep.
post #25 of 34
I'm so sorry. God bless.
post #26 of 34
I am so sorry for your loss.
I recently lost a big majestic boy Baden - my heart still breaks.
So, we all understand your heart.
Everyone here has you and your baby boy in their thoughts and prayers.
He had a long wonderful life.
You loved him and cared for him.
His light is shining now and he is no longer ill.
He is strong and running and healthy again.
You were with him and his transition was peaceful.
post #27 of 34

I'm sorry Otto, but you have missed the boat on this one. My daughter's cat is dying tonight due to Kidney failure. We are unfortunately all out of cash and no VET will see her without cash in hand. 4 Vets, all said no. Cash up front!  This may have been the case for the response you made. You just never presume to know what is the condition or situation of someone else. Yes, by all means put the animal down peacefully. IF.....possible. Too bad for all of us today that this not always the case.
 

post #28 of 34

 

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Originally Posted by fallen rain View Post

 My daughter's cat is dying tonight due to Kidney failure. We are unfortunately all out of cash and no VET will see her without cash in hand. 4 Vets, all said no. Cash up front!  This may have been the case for the response you made. You just never presume to know what is the condition or situation of someone else. Yes, by all means put the animal down peacefully. IF.....possible. Too bad for all of us today that this not always the case.
 

Have you googled vets that do payment plans?.

 

 

 

post #29 of 34

vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifkitty.gifrbheart.gif Sweet Timothy, whole, healthy, and in the best of Care at the Bridge, watching over you always until you are reunited in due time.  Thank you for loving him and caring for him!  17 is a good age, a good long life.  I hope you can gain comfort knowing that, and knowing you will meet again. 

post #30 of 34

I'm sorry that you are having to go through this. Do you have a humane society that might help your daughter's kitty to the RB?

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