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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
im sorry for posting but i just started this to see if any of you know whats wrong with my cat hes about 12 years old ive had him since i was in kindergarden and i think hes dieing all he does is lay down in the bathroom hes been loosing weight really fast. he wont eat he barely drinks anything and when he does he throws it up a couple days ago all he would do was drink and hed do that alot and hed eat alot and now hes getting these film covers over his eyes and he randomly meows i think hes going blind and hes really really skinny is he dieing and should i have him put to sleep this is the hardest week of my life
post #2 of 20
Why isn't he at the vet's office being checked on? He should go in and you should have a senior panel drawn on him to check for illness or other problems. You have had him a long time, and it is clear you love him, so please get him to the vet.
post #3 of 20
If you get him to the vet quickly, there may be something treatable. If not, your vet can advise you about how much pain your kitty is in. I am very sorry he is so sick. Please let us know what the vet says!
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
no i think its past that i thought hed get over it but i think hes passed helping but thank you i was just hoping he wasnt that bad somehow
post #5 of 20
Please, please take him to the vet - we can't tell you what is wrong with your cat, only a vet can do that, but even if he is passed treating, the vet can make sure he doesn't have to suffer any more pain. I truly don't believe that dying naturally is the best way to let a cat go - they can't tell us how much pain they are in.
post #6 of 20
A severe illness is not past a vets care. Often cats will have an illness that is very treatable, but if you never get a vets opinion, you will always wonder if something could have been done to save him. He may be mildly ill, but severely dehydrated. If so, they can give him fluids and he will perk right up.

If it is untreatable, the vet can help you decide whether to end your kitty's suffering. Please call your vet and let them know what is happening with your poor kitty!
post #7 of 20
It's Sunday....please take your kitty to an emergency vet. He may be suffering.

If you can't, first thing tomorrow morning get your kitty to your own vet.

Age 12, by itself, is not a death sentence. Has your vet told you that he has a terminal illness? If so ... what is wrong with him?
I agree with the other posts...get him to a vet.
Lei
post #8 of 20
Only a vet can tell what is happening with your cat and whether it is treatable. Please do as the other posters have advised and get the cat to a vet ASAP. At least don't let him suffer unnecessarily.
post #9 of 20
All of what you have described your cat to have can be treatable- if caught in time. You say your cat is not eating and throws up what he has eaten. You then say that your cat is losing weight rapidly. It would appear that your cat is not getting enough nutrition to live on. Dying? Thin? Laying on the bathroom floor? It looks like he's slowly starving to death. What food is he getting? The food may not be the right kind for him. He may have an allergic reaction to it so he's not eating . Drinking alot of water also indicates some problems but then can be treatable too, if caught in time. 12 is not old for a cat. A vet may put your cat on IV fluids to feed him intravenously for starters, then look into the other things. Please don't decide that your cat has reached the end of his life based solely on what you see. What you may be seeing could be so easily corrected. Why don't you , at least, find out?( If finances are a concern there are agencies that can help-let me know)
post #10 of 20
Please don't let your cat suffer. Get him to the vet, find out what is wrong, and help him or help him pass on with no further suffering.
post #11 of 20
I agree with everyone. Get him to a vet and don't prolong this suffering. Keep us posted!
post #12 of 20
Please go to the vet. one way or another this baby needs to be seen.
post #13 of 20
Please take your cat to the vet TODAY. No matter what's wrong he will have less suffering if the vet sees him and helps him. I'm so sorry your cat is so ill.

Please let us know what is happening.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by fashionpoliceba
im sorry for posting but i just started this to see if any of you know whats wrong with my cat hes about 12 years old ive had him since i was in kindergarden and i think hes dieing all he does is lay down in the bathroom hes been loosing weight really fast. he wont eat he barely drinks anything and when he does he throws it up a couple days ago all he would do was drink and hed do that alot and hed eat alot and now hes getting these film covers over his eyes and he randomly meows i think hes going blind and hes really really skinny is he dieing and should i have him put to sleep this is the hardest week of my life
From your description you may indeed have waited to long. Regardless, he should be checked out and/or humanely put to sleep as soon as possible. In the future PLEASE take note that when a cat loses weight and stops eating, these are SYMPTOMS. Symptoms that should be checked out by a vet as soon as possible. Many illnesses are treatable. 12 years old is old for some cats but for others it is very young. I have a 15 1/2 year old cat still going strong. Regardless age is not a disease.

Cats are not human children but to some of us our cats ARE our children. I don't mean to seem callous to you because I see you are fairly young . I have to say I wouldn't think to leave my child dying on the bathroom floor and neither would I do that to any of my cats.

I'm very sorry your kitty is so ill
post #15 of 20
Take the kitty to a vet and LET US KNOW. I am praying for him. Please od it as soon as you can.
post #16 of 20
Yikes. Doesn't sound too good.

I'm in total agreement with all the others. Your cat should be rushed to the vet, pronto! Emergency hours are offered at some vet offices - hopefully, you live nearby one that opens for special emergencies such as this.

Blood test workups need to be done to check for kidney and liver function, among other maladies. A caring and good Vet might be able to reverse whatever ails your cat if caught in time.

It might be your cat's time to go, but I sure hope not. Please let us know what happens, good or bad.
post #17 of 20
If you're worried that you may not be able to afford a vet, know that many vets will allow you to make payments, and some will even work for free if you take him in. I doubt they will turn your kitty away. If you don't have a way to get to the vet, maybe you can have a friend take you? Worry about getting him to the vet first. That's all you need to do right now.

It is very important that you take him. He's counting on you! You're all he has. Yes, it may actually be too late to save his life, but he is no doubt miserable in his current state, and the humane, loving, compassionate thing to do is to at least have him put to sleep if he can't be saved.

you can do it! You obviously love him very much!
post #18 of 20
I don't know if every state has it.. but I recently discovered care credit. My dog got very sick over the weekend and I was broke so the emergency clinic offered us care credit. you can go to carecredit.com and fill out an application.
post #19 of 20
It's a shame that people aren't more informed about their pets , to look past what looks like very serious symptoms and realize that , many times, their pet can be helped if they get help right away. They look at the pet , say there's no hope, and leave it at that. The only one who suffers , with this attitude, is the pet.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by fashionpoliceba
no i think its past that i thought hed get over it but i think hes passed helping but thank you i was just hoping he wasnt that bad somehow

OP, what YOU think is entirely irrelevant right now, it's what your VET thinks that is important. I also want you to know that in many US States it is actually a crime to withhold medical services from an animal that needs care - that's called cruelty, and that's exactly what it is.

Lastly, since it has been 2 days and OP has yet to return, I am really HOPING that this was a prank designed to stir up the members. I couldn't even imagine making such a disgusting statement if my Duke or Cosmo were to fall ill.

Lora
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