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Two days ago, I put my 14 year old cat down. I’ve had her since I was a teenager and she’s followed me through different houses, roommates, relationships, everything. I feel like it sounds pathetic but she was my best friend; the one to always be there to comfort me whenever I was feeling upset, sad or angry.

She was 14lbs in August and has lost so much weight and was now at 8lbs. She wasn’t eating or drinking anymore and vomiting bile daily. We tried to give her fluids and meds for the last few weeks to see if she would bounce back but she was fighting kidney disease and she also had pancreatitis. I was emotionally exhausted with constantly bringing her to the vet for fluids (getting a cat in a carrier should be an Olympic is not easy) and meds and not seeing any positive changes. The vet told me that we can keep doing this for a while but he was a firm believe in euthanizing a day too soon as opposed to a day too late. My sister also just put down her cat a few months ago and told me it might be the best decision even if it may be hard. I just found it so difficult to make as I live alone and I’m the only one who truly sees how she is living. Her last full day with, she didn’t get up from my bed once. Just slept all day and looked like she was so sad (yet so cute at the same time).

I can’t shake the feeling that I jumped the gun on her. That maybe I should have tried a little harder. It doesn’t help that I live alone and miss having her. I know it’s only been a few days, but I hate feeling like this.

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I am so sorry for your loss.
I am also grieving.
Please don't blame yourself, you did
what was best for your pet.
You were unselfish by ending your baby's pain.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posts: 4
Thanks for that. I keep wishing I didn’t do it though. I miss her so much and don’t feel like I mentally prepared for how real it feels every time I walk into my house and she’s not there to greet me.
I’m think of fostering a cat or something just so I can feel something other than extreme sadness when I come home.
I read your post. I’m sorry for your loss as well. You are not alone in all of this.
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