Losing your cat unexpectedly or having to make the decision to euthanase your cat is a terribly difficult time.
It is also very hard to "know when the time is right" particularly for elderly cats or diagnosed with terminal disease.
The "right time" will be variable for different owners and different cats.
Advice from your vet can be helpful, particularly as they can evaluate whether any medical or surgical options may help.
When there is no reasonable alternative, making the decision to euthanase your cat allows your cat to die with peace and dignity and can be the kindest option.
The decision is never easy and considering the following may help.
Cats are creatures of habit with favourite foods, sleeping spots and behaviours. If your cat is:
- No longer interacting with you in their normal way
- Not eating even their favourite foods
- Not resting peacefully
- Not grooming
- Not toileting normally
- Or not sleeping in their usual places
then something isn't right. Speak with us or your vet if you are worried.