when to euthanize a cat?
September 1, 2011 5:55 PM Subscribe
i have a fantastically old cat (18) who unfortunately isn't so fantastic anymore. he has pretty bad cataracts and diabetes. he regularly attacks and mewls at the other pets (one cat, one dog), charges and mewls at any visitor who is not me, and spends his day either under the bed or in the closet. oh, and he pees everywhere. literally, everywhere. my bed. the floor. the table. the carpet. the closet. the couch. i regularly discover new pee spots. he has his own litter box, it is cleaned regularly. it doesn't matter. he's confused, he drinks an insane amount of water thanks to the diabetes, he can't see too well and he pees.
posted by memi to pets & animals (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
i love this cat, i really do but i am becoming cat pee woman. it's pretty miserable. i have to make elaborate schemes to try to keep things from getting peed on. (i stack my laundry basket on a window sill he reach). i bought a cat cage (we'll call it cattica) but i felt too guilty to leave him in there.
other than the confused anger at the other pets and non-me humans, the cat seems fine, if mostly sleeping, peeing and yelling at the rest of us. so, yeah, i'm thinking about euthanizing and i feel super guilty. do i get to consider my quality of life in this? his quality of life, while marginal is not miserable. mine is on the decline.