Making my cat comfortable in what may be her last days.
November 4, 2006 10:15 AM Subscribe
I think my cat is dying. How do I make her last days more comfortable?
posted by Glitter Ninja to Pets & Animals (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
First, a little backstory. I've had Polly since she was born: I had her mother, Sarah, before her. She's thirteen or fourteen now, and has always stayed active and been healthy and alert.
Lately, she has gotten very, very, lethargic. She doesn't want to go outside (which is odd, since she usually doesn't want to stay in and will vocally protest if you don't let her out), isn't eating or drinking or using the litterbox that we can see, and curls up in one place and refuses to leave (usually by a warm vent in my bathroom, though this morning she moved to the vent by my armchair). She's getting old, and has never acted like this before: she's not even meowing like usual. She's gone totally silent.
I'd take her to the vet, but I'm in a situation right now where I just don't have the money to, having just spent most of my money right before she started acting like this on updating my dog's shots.
What can I do to make her more comfortable in happy if she is in fact dying, or even just sick?