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I Put My Cat To Sleep  
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

When i got home from work My male cat was acting wierd. Wierd enough i took him to the vet...1 hour later I left and he was dead. I had to put him to sleep...I have never had to do that to an annimal of mine. Now, needless to say i was stunned....Now i am in the all weepy/ crying stage....I see his empty carrier....Even his sister is acting wierd...I miss him and just think he is under the bed....his fav. sleeping spot...

Today went from a really good day to a shitty one in 1.5 hours...

Meryy Fucking Christmas huh!!!

Christine


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Sorry to hear about your loss. What exactly happened? Why was it so immediately determined to put the cat down?

User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

I'm very sorry Christine.

User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Sorry to hear  Sad

I had to do the same to lobo 3 years back, He had been hit by a car and had a severely broken leg, took him to the vet and they wanted £5k to treat him.. I had to let him go and he was only 1 year  Sad


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, and it must have been a difficult decision to make. That's the second pet I've heard from someone this week that had to be put to sleep, and somehow it just isn't fair at Christmas.  Sad


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User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Very sorry to hear that. If you are a pet person you know how attached we get to them. They are not "just like family", they are family. Condolences.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

It's always difficult to do. What was the reason?

Better to have done this, if necessary, than allow a pet to live in pain or suffering.

Chin Up Christine . . . . the days will get better.


User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3409 times:

Sorry to hear about your loss Christine.

We had the same with our doggy Flash a long while ago. It was 12 years ago but I remember it like yesterday. I came home real happy and was singing on my way home. I walked through the front door and mum and dad told me Flash was dead. Never felt so low until that moment.

The loss of an animal is always sad. You have my thoughts as well as I'm sure lots of a.netters.

Noel


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3400 times:

Feline Urinary Syndrom.....Crystals in his urineas they said he was a repeat offender....this was his 3rd bout in the last month,...10th bout over all...We have tried diets.food .and evrything..He was genitically disposed to it especially since he was so young (3YO) This is a mature cat disease....They felt this time his bladder was actually dammaged by the crystals...He wwas peeing blood and his penis area hurt a lot...The vet said it was like peeing blood for him...

It is going to be pretty lonly tonight...
GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 3):
I had to do the same to lobo 3 years back, He had been hit by a car and had a severely broken leg, took him to the vet and they wanted �5k to treat him.. I had to let him go and he was only 1 year Sad

our cat is worth more than 5k quid to us...she's part of our famiy... Smile

Quoting Greasespot (Thread starter):
When i got home from work My male cat was acting wierd. Wierd enough i took him to the vet...1 hour later I left and he was dead. I had to put him to sleep...I have never had to do that to an annimal of mine. Now, needless to say i was stunned....Now i am in the all weepy/ crying stage....I see his empty carrier....Even his sister is acting wierd...I miss him and just think he is under the bed....his fav. sleeping spot...

we own a cat..and she's part of our family...I'm sorry to hear what happened.. Sad



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3393 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 9):

our cat is worth more than 5k quid to us...she's part of our famiy...

So was Lobo, But we just dont have that sort of money... at the time my mum was only bringing home less than 1K a month before tax, National insurance and so on, and here is no money saves, just cant afford it.

If I had the money then he would still be here today.


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3392 times:
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I know how you feel. I had to put my cat down a month ago. He was 20 years old and starting to feel the arthritis really badly. I still miss him, but it wasn't fun seeing him in pain.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13518 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3377 times:
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know I'd be devastated if I ever lost my cat Chloe - especially at Christmas.


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3346 times:

Sorry to hear that  Sad

I had to put 2 cats to sleep in my lifetime. One because of FIP disease and the other because of skin cancer. I hope the kitty I have now lives a long and healthy life. It is never a easy thing to do.



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User currently offlineDrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3332 times:

I am very sorry about your cat's passing and for your loss. It seems like I sometimes end up being sort of cold or emotionally calculating at times, but for whatever reason, your situation really strikes home for me.

I really like cats, although I do not live with any now given the size and nature of my current apartment. (And the fact that my roommate doesn't like cats. I wouldn't want to keep a cat with a roommate who disliked him or her.)

I had to have my cat euthanized when I was in high school. She had developed a really, really bad stomach tumor very rapidly, and the vet said that there was absolutely nothing that could be done to help her and that it would be impossible to treat or surgically remove the tumor. She was obviously suffering and was unable to eat not only her regular food, but she even refused to eat canned cat treats and straight-up tuna, foods over which she had for as long as I had known her gone ABSOLUTELY CRAZY; so as awful as it seemed, ending her pain and suffering, even via death, was really the only kind thing that could be done for her.

I certainly missed her and actually I still do; she was an awesome cat. She was understanding to the extreme, and put up with a lot of my shit - I treated her very well, but I was a little kid at the time, and little kids tend to do things that make cats uncomfortable.

I don't mean this to sound callous at all, but I was surprised at how quickly the worst of my sorrow over what I felt was her untimely death faded. I had lost my mother to cancer only 8 years before, and although I was very sad, the loss of Socks* I guess kind of paled in comparison.

*Socks was the name of my cat. I named her that before Bill Clinton came into office and before I (or anyone, I guess) knew that he had a cat by the same name. My idea to name her Socks came from some children's book that I had recently read at the time in which there was a cat who had been named Socks because she was all black except for having white feet that kind of looked like socks. Well, that is EXACTLY what my Socks looked like. All black except with white feet and a white-haired underbelly of which she was very protective. (Although if she knew you VERY well and trusted you, she loved it if you rubbed her belly.) While I may be more sympathetic to Clinton than some people, I had my share of problems with him and his administration, and I really want it to be known that my cat had absolutely nothing to do with politics one way or the other! The only politics she cared about were the politics of fighting through the glass window with the neighbors' cat in a perpetual cold war over turf, as Socks was an indoor cat and Princess (the neighbors' cat) was an outdoor one who would come over and mix it up with Socks, neither cat realizing that the glass window made their efforts futile (and probably painful, as they banged their heads into it repeatedly while "fighting")!

With warmest regards and my deepest sympathies,
Rusty (DrDeke)



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User currently offlineDrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3328 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 9):
our cat is worth more than 5k quid to us...she's part of our famiy...

I agree completely, but when one absolutely does not have and cannot get 5,000 quid, dollars, whatever; it is god damned rough. Even in Europe, I suspect you cannot take your pet to the public hospital and have him or her treated "without regard to your ability to pay," like you as a human can, even in capitalist America.

-DrDeke



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User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3327 times:

Sorry to hear about your loss.

I lost mine suddenly Oct 31. We feel
she drank/ate something outside
that was toxic.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3306 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Thread starter):
Today went from a really good day to a shitty one in 1.5 hours...

Meryy Fucking Christmas huh!!!

Christine

I feel for you! Had to make that awful decision several years ago. My cat was over 17 years old and she was finally really down and out. We both knew this was indeed the end. I felt like shit and called off work. Had I gone into work that awful night, even if someone looked at me in a funky way, I would have gone postal. Now for me, a new kitty found me and he came into and is still in my life. This happened 6 days after Jenny Bean had to be put out of her misery. I do indeed hope, that when we die, we get to be reunited with deceased loved ones both 2 legged and yes four legged! God Bless an I'd actually Google How to deal with the loss of a loved one, your cat And BTW, these damn holidays are too long and way overated. Lets skip XMAS and NEw Years just one year.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3295 times:
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Christine...I feel very deeply for you. I just had to put my Roxy to sleep last Monday and it really sucks. I walked in last night and thought I saw her come around the corner....

Nothing I can say to you will make you feel much better, so I'll not say more than this....I firmly believe that our friends have souls and that they are now playing or sleeping in a warm spot waiting for us to come home.

I'm sorry about this, and I hope you keep your other cat some extra company over the next few days. She'll do the same for you.

Ian



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User currently offlineDan-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3290 times:

Christine: if it's any consolation, you can remember him, knowing he enjoyed a good life.

I had to say goodbye to Charlie in March after his year-long bout with cancer - but he will always be remembered with great affection, as I'm sure yours will.

-Mark


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

I'm so sorry... And just before christmas too... may he rest in peace- heaps of warm hugs from me!  Sad

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 9):
our cat is worth more than 5k quid to us...she's part of our famiy... Smile

Honestly! How dare you?! Of course the cat was worth more than 5k to Karis, but if you have no way of getting the money in a reasonable amount of time, it's better to relieve the little one of his/her pain and put him/her to sleep... not everyone has that kind of money or is able to get it fast... it takes an immense amount of compassion and love to be able to say goodbye to your fur-baby like that.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 8):
Feline Urinary Syndrom

Christine: I had a wonderful dog who had the same sort of issue. After surgery to remove the calcium oxalate, they put him on a special diet which he hated. He then developed pancreatic cancer, and went into major episodes of fainting. I tried like hell to save him; taking him into the vet for surgical/in-house procedures for nearly four months. He just began to suffer, and I had to load him into the car he loved so much one cold February morning in 2002 after I'd stayed up with him all night cleaning up after him and trying to give him water from a syringe.

Sometimes, it's just time. It's really a shame that your cat was so young, but one never knows when it's time. That some of us have been through this doesn't lessen your pain, but know that you are not alone, my friend. It will pass.

The vet who put my dog down sent me a letter about three days after doing it, and told me that she saw into Watney's eyes, and knew he was a dog who had the gift of understanding. She may have been blowing smoke, but she was right. I cried my ass off for about two days, and then began to see life again. Peace.

John


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
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Went away to college in September and my car was drinking water like it was...well...water. He never stopped. Turns out he had Diabetes, and we had to put him to sleep 3 weeks ago. His brother is so sad. He doesn't eat, sleep, or move around. It's so hard coming home from school and only seeing one cat roaming the house. But, like everything else in life, it gets easier to handle by the day.

I'm with you, Christine. We'll both get through this.

TIS



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Anyone who has ever had a pet knows exactly what you are going through, Greasespot. There really isn't a "good" time to say goodbye to a four legged friend. I'm truly sorry for your loss. crying 

I posted a copy of the poem The Rainbow Bridge in this thread (Reply 16)a while back: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1032037 . If you (or anyone else) would like a PDF version, feel free to email me through my profile.

Your little guy is in a much better place. Take care of yourself and his sister too!


User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

I hear ya Greasespot! My family's going through the same thing.

After 17 years of bringing joy to my Mom, her "baby-kitten" Fritzie was put down by the vet on Sunday. I was just starting high school when we brought her home, and as my sister and I grew up and moved out on our own, my Mom was always comforted by her little "Fritzie-boo-boo".

We've been missing her like crazy.

Rest in peace, Fritzieboo.
You'll be missed dearly.

G


25 NIKV69 : Very sorry to hear about your loss. I am not looking forward to the day I have to do the same to my cat. I hope you get a chance to bury him on your p
26 Kiwiandrew : So sorry to hear about this - I know where you are coming from - I had to put down one of my cats because of this about 20 years ago - it was horrible
27 Malb777 : Sorry christine That has to the worst thing about owning a pet , one day they are all happy and normal next thing we are walking from the vet crying a
28 Trolley Dolley : Christine. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. From the conditions you described, it seems to have been the most humane thing to do. Your friend is at pea
29 Texan : Christine, My stepmom's cat, Fred, has the same urinary tract problem. They've almost lost him twice due to that and once more due to another problem.
30 Post contains images Jacobin777 : obviously if one doesn't have the money, there isn't too much one can do...its a tough decision....and as I said, I feel bad for you..... what's gott
31 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Sincerest condolences Regards, Robert
32 Post contains images Boeing4ever : As a cat owner you have my condolences. I'm really sorry to hear this. I read this thread yesterday with my cat sitting on my lap as he always does wh
33 Post contains images Jap : I just know how much it hurts to be told that you don't love your animal "more than xxxx pounds". That wasn't your exact words, and if I got it the w
34 A332 : Sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved pet... 4 days after Christmas in 2003, I had to put down my little Chloe... she was such an adorable cat
35 Post contains images Vaporlock : Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. It is amazing how these little souls become such a big part of our lives. I know you'll miss your kitty but ju
36 ABfemme : Christine, I lost a very dear and very much loved moggie called Bobby, and a friend of mine gave me a little verse that I still keep in my purse. I'd
37 QFA380 : My dog died last week, the good thing is that we didn't have to make the deciscion to put her down, she just died in mums arms. Its amazing how much y
38 Greasespot : When I got Ray 2 years ago he right away has a bout of FUS. I fixed it and hoped that would be it. He had another 6 mos. later. At one point he had 3
39 ABfemme : I feel terrible for you, be assured that you could have done no more. Remember that you gave him a wonderful life. He was truely loved and he knew tha
40 Jetstar : Christine, losing a loved pet at such an early age can be devastating, but at least he had a good life, although short and you did the best you could
41 Dougloid : I had to get the famous Zero put down thirteen years ago after a stroke that left her paralyzed...it was a bad scene and I still think about her and s
42 Bobster2 : My cat had several episodes where he was moaning in pain in the litter box because he couldn't urinate. Final solution was surgery that cost over $500
43 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Oh no, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Hang in there.
44 Greasespot : And you posted that in here why? If I did not feel bad enough this really made me feel worse... Christine
45 ABfemme : Yeah why ??, I'd be feeling the same, but look at the wonderful replies from the rest of us, we are truely with you Claire x
46 Post contains images Greasespot : oh i have over looked it....I peek in here throughout the day for a boost...Now i am in the smiling stage where i think of all the things that he did
47 Continental : Have you considered getting a Ray II? Kittens are fun.
48 57AZ : Terribly sorry to hear of your loss. The choice to euthanize is never easy, regardless of whether it involves a pet or a human. I have been fortunate
49 Post contains images Redngold : Christine - I'm sorry to hear about your little buddy. He was a part of your family... and will be sorely missed. FUS is insidious and even if you pro
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