Im putting my cat down tommorow... -_-

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    Feb 29, 2008 8:02 AM GMT
    He keeps puking everywere, and I still live with my parents, and there getting mad. They yell always about how I never do anything for him and he is suffering. But he always feals so relaxed. My mother said Well im under her roof, her rules go...so Im orderd to put him down, she set up a date and time..1:40 tommorow.

    My mothers a bitch, shes realy detached from us so she feals that there should be no sypathy for me. I get so mad because hes ten, and All I know he needs is to be outside. But she cant figure that out. She rants that he had been inside to long. I just feel that its too soon. and im killing him, or her. So to make this a honerable as possible, Im going to hold him as he dies, the doctor said he weill trank him first so he goes in his sleep. I still think it be best if he felt like everything was ok. Im not ready for tommorow, but regardless I have to do it. Its so unfair to just let him die alone.
  • GQjock

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    Feb 29, 2008 11:25 AM GMT
    Is he terminally ill?
    If that is the case and he truly is suffering you are dong the right thing
    To keep him alive would be only for your benefit
    Your being there and holding him as he goes to sleep is the best thing that you can do
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 29, 2008 1:32 PM GMT
    Well it sounds like a pretty rough situation. Sorry that you have to have to deal with the illness of your cat and issues with your parents as well.

    I'd have your cat checked by a vet before you do anything. Make sure the cat really needs to be put down before you proceed. While I have dogs and only have had one cat my whole life, I don't think a 10 year old cat is really that old. Make sure there isn't some other issue and not that he "just needs to be put down".

    If the vet gives his recommendation that the cat needs to be put down, proceed. Do not delay. I know that decision. I had to do it with my prized quarter horse I received for my 11th birthday. It wasn't easy and I made it immediately.
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    Feb 29, 2008 2:13 PM GMT
    It sounds like your between a rock and a hard place. I agree with HandsmKansan, you should seek a vet's opinion first if you can. Good luck with that. I know this is not easy.
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 29, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    I'm so sorry to hear this Lenne. Having pets is a wonderful thing, they truly do enrich our lives, but it's situations like this that makes having one SO hard.

    I think when you're at the vet you should try to find out what's wrong with your cat. If he is really, really sick and needs to be put down, for his sake, please do it. If he can be taken care of, if he can get better and potentially live many, many more years, then do what you can to make that happen.

    I wish you all the best.
  • dfrourke

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    Feb 29, 2008 4:23 PM GMT

    I'm sorry....

    ...I recently had to put my dog down last September...and honestly, it was the hardest thing I ever had to do...

    ...this is the last "gift" you can give a pet is let them go and be for them until the end...

    my thoughts are with you...

    - David
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    Feb 29, 2008 4:32 PM GMT
    Lenne-

    I'm so sorry to hear about your cat - that is a very difficult decision and sorry that your Mom is not being supportive to you.

    I agree with several of the posts - have a Vet look at your cat before putting him down. It could be as simple as changing his diet. We found-out that our dog is allergic to barley after she had a similar episode to yours.

    My thoughts are with you..
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    Feb 29, 2008 6:12 PM GMT

    Oof, i'm sorry, baby.
    Remember, life is like a flower and a flower was made to blossom...and die.
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    Feb 29, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    I'm sorry bud, that's a tough thing to do.. always makes me cry. You're doing the right thing by holding him as he goes though.
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    Feb 29, 2008 6:33 PM GMT

    Sorry for that ... but you are doing the right thing when you stop his suffering ..

    I don't think it's good for you to hold him as he goes... do what you think is best..
  • Timbales

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    Feb 29, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    I had to put my 14 year old cat down due to stomach cancer.
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    Feb 29, 2008 10:46 PM GMT
    you'll see him again one day in a better place. my heart's breaking for you.

    xo
    j.
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    Mar 01, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    My cat lived to the age of 18. He was diabetic for the last 6 years of his life, but otherwise healthy.
    I was very fortunate that I knew he was about to go and was able to hold him and have him die in my arms. I didn't have to put him down, thank God. I will say that having him die in my arms gave me a certain peace and closure for him. If I had come home and found him already gone, I would have been a basket case. If your cat truly needs it, let him go in the comfort of your arms. It will be healthier for you too.
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    Mar 01, 2008 6:19 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidyou'll see him again one day in a better place. my heart's breaking for you.

    xo
    j.

    This comment sums it up. I believe our pets wait for us at the gates of Heaven. I've had to have cats and dogs put down. It is hard, but I just hold them, pet them, whisper to them to say how much I love them - and always will. I thank them for being such a good cat or dog and I think they know all of what is going on. I think it is easier on them because they know they're going to Heaven to join all their cat or dog relatives and friends - and I think they know they'll see us again - for eternity this time. I think animals are very greatful for the lifetime we have given them - food, shelter, love. I also think after our pets pass on, they want us to give our love and shelter to another little animal, so that's what I do. It helps me as well. I never forget the love for the departed pet, but it helps me to have a new one to love.

    This is long - sorry - but I hope it helps you.
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    Mar 01, 2008 8:51 AM GMT
    Um, It was hard But i did it, He was so mansome...and I broke down alittle after he went..Its funny, the vet keeped pumping him full I knew he was dead I was like..."hunny hes dead" inside my head and shes like..still going. Im not going to get another pet for a while.