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Did he suffer?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by jank, Aug 3, 2009.


  1. jank

    jank PetForums Newbie

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    My dear cat, Leo, died yesterday. he was at least 16 years old, and had been fit most of his life, but had a thyroid op in Feb which seemed to give him a new lease of life. I left him and my other cat overnight on Saturday, and when I returned he was very distressed. he had lost control of his back legs and bladder, and was very weak, When he saw me he began to cry. I tried to move him to get him to drink water or eat but he just wanted to crawl away and hide. My husband and I put him in a box with a rug, but he was so uncomfortable and trying to get out of the box and would not stop crying. We called the vet, but about an hour later he stopped crying and put his head down and died. I am wracked with guilt that he suffered - he was in pain or scared or both. I feel I let him down when he neeed me the most.
     
  2. Milly22

    Milly22 PetForums VIP

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    He was probably a bit confused with not feeling himself and being placed in box with a rug (which was really nice). I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  3. jill3

    jill3 PetForums VIP

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    So sorry for your loss. May Leo run free at Rainbow bridge.
    You and your Husband did you best.
    He knew that you loved him as you have cared for him for 16 years.
    I think no matter what we do for our animals when they die we always think we could have done more. I think this is natural and in time all those happy memories of him will be more in your mind then the day he passed away.

    When you feel a little better you might want to display his best photo of him in your room or have one put in a locket to keep with you all times.
    I found doing this helped me.
     
  4. Superpettoysrus.com

    Superpettoysrus.com PetForums Senior

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    Hi,

    I am very sorry for your loss.....i suppose it comes to us all and their is nothing that can be done. But 16 years is a good age for a cat and i bet he had a fantastic life so dont beat yourself up about it....its obvious he was looked after well x x
     
  5. aella851

    aella851 PetForums Junior

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    ~Im so sorry for the loss of your cat, 16 years is a great age for a cat to live for. Im sure you will treasure the memories in your heart forever xxx
     
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