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We sure don't want to put her down!!!

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
OK - we're getting SLIGHTLY desperate.

Snickers was a great cat, 15 years old, has IBD, is taking cortizone daily which is . . . . . .ok but not great.

NOW - she is pooping (VERY SMELLY) and peeing only 1/2 the time if her box. The other 1/2 it's in the laundry, on the floor, where ever there is randon clothing on the floor. She is taking pees in poor Blakes (cardi Corgi) pillows.

We can handle the hurling but MAN - this is getting bad. Blake is having Snicker bars (her poops) in the day time but the smell is hidious. She will walking into our room and 5:00 in the morning and poop on cloths.

Ideas? Comments??
post #2 of 22
Diet?

Spotz
post #3 of 22
She sounds in distress and only you know what is the best thing to do,as you are the one who is in charge of her well-being. I would at least make a vet visit and talk frankly and openly with your vet about the options here. As my vet always asks me, how is the quality of life for the cat?
post #4 of 22
i agree i would defenatly take your cat to the vets as this cant be nice at all.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
we have been to the vet more times then I can remember LOL tried fiber, new diet, cortizone, enzimes, everything but cutting her open. Which I really do not want to do BUT . . . . . . . .

Why would a cat that always uses a box even when sick all of a sudden decide NOT to! hmmmmmmm
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Grinder_7
we have been to the vet more times then I can remember LOL tried fiber, new diet, cortizone, enzimes, everything but cutting her open. Which I really do not want to do BUT . . . . . . . .

Why would a cat that always uses a box even when sick all of a sudden decide NOT to! hmmmmmmm
This might not have anything to do with the subject, but our neighbors are having the same trouble with their dog. He (12 or 13) has been checked out by 3 or 4 vets, and they can't find a physical problem, and put his inappropriate elimination down to senility. He simply forgets half the time that he's house-trained.
A woman I know adopted a cat who is incontinent due to a spinal injury. She uses the "newborn" size Pampers. That might sound cruel, but this cat has an incredible zest for life and is quite sociable, and the alternatives were confining her to the kitchen or putting her down.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
I don't think I could put Snicker sown but she ain't a happy cat the last 6 months as we have been batteling this for a while now!

I wonder if er can take her off the cortozone so they can look inside.

hmm! we're getting to the "if nothing else works" - "last ditch effort area"
post #8 of 22
i dont think you should put her down, but it is up to you, you are the one who has got to live with this, and if she isint happy well.......
i know this isint the same but i used to have a staffy dog, she was 15 and started pooing and weeing everywhere, she would wee when she got excited etc, sometimes when they get old they can loose controll of their bladder, just like old people.
post #9 of 22
Honestly, no one here is qualified to tell you whether or not to put the cat down. That is something that you and your vet need to decide. You have to look at the quality of life, is the cat suffering? Are there other options open to help the cat or not? Because you see the cat and because your vet is caring for her, that is the determining factor here.
post #10 of 22
It is such a hard decision to make, and only you can make it. Is Snicker in pain, what is her behaviour like in general apart from the pooping? Good vibes coming your way.
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
We never actually considered putting Snickers down unless we felt she was in pain.

However - the bad news is that she passed away last night peacefully.

I got home from Golf League and my wife said Snickers was in a bad way. Diane found her laying next to some throw up on the rug and could not move her far without Snick squeeling.

We covered her up to keep her warm and both of us new she was dieing. She was mewing either in pain or scared but as soon as I got home and cuddled next to her and made my little "clicking noise" next to her year she calmed down and became content.

About 1/2 hour later her legs became active and I just knew that was her soul leaving her body, about 5 minutes later she passed peacefully.

She is now with our other cat Gabby that passed last fall and Dianes mom that passed early winter. Thus compleating the "bad news comes in threes".

Blake (Cardi Corgi) and Dixie (remaining cat) are both in great health.

Thanks everybody!
post #12 of 22
I am so sorry for your loss.
post #13 of 22
I am sorry for your loss, you did receive the opportunity to spend the last bit of time with her and offer what love and comfort you had for her.

May your journey towards healing begin soon.
post #14 of 22
I am so sorry of your loss .

May your sweet baby RIP
post #15 of 22
I am so sorry for the pain you must be feeling. You gave her your love and care and she will be watching over you now, she will be healthy evermore.
post #16 of 22
I'm so sorry for your loss.

May she now RIP.

At the very least be comforted that she died with those who loved her by her side and that she is now free from pain. She will be watching over you all now.

Take care.
post #17 of 22
My condolences....at least she went peacefully, and at least the matter is finally resolved.

Spotz
post #18 of 22
im sorry for your loss, we all have to put up with them, everyone and everthing dies eventually. im glad that your cat passed a way peacfully and that you got to spend her last few hours with her
post #19 of 22
I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that it was peaceful and that you were with her when she needed you most.

May she have a wonderful rest while she waits for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
post #20 of 22
I'm so very sorry for your loss. May Snickers RIP. Thankfully she passed peacefully, with you there to comfort her. She knows how much you loved her and were there for her.

Jill and Candy
post #21 of 22
im sorry for your loss she will always be in your heart and thoughts until you meet again and cross the bridge together may peace be with you and your famiy
post #22 of 22
Sorry for your loss, RIP Snickers
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