Taking my baby girl to the vet, and this it doesn't look good.

United States
February 11, 2009 9:12pm CST
I have to take my cat of 11 years, Goldie, to the vet, and it doesn't look good, she can barely shallow, she cannot yap like she usually does, and she did not even want to eat her Nutri-Cal (which is keeping her alive). She is a very rare breed of cat, a tortoiseshell Ragamuffin if you all can picture that. She is so cute, but it kills me to see her in the condition that she has been in for the last few years. It is making me very sad.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I hope your cat is alright now. I know cats do not live forever but we wish they would!
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• United States
17 Feb 09
She is much better, it turned out to only be a sore throat.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
18 Feb 09
A cat with a sore throat? wow.
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• United States
21 Feb 09
I know, rare right? Seriously, that is all she had.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I am sorry to hear your cat is sick. 11 years is a good life though for a cat. We just had a heartworm scare so I know how rough it can be. What did you find out at the vet?
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• United States
13 Feb 09
My cat has had all of her shots, she is spayed, she has a hairball in her intestines once, she had some teeth pulled because some of them were no good for some odd reason... my mother and I make sure that she is very well taken care of. I give her Nutri-Cal to keep her healthy (Nutri-Cal is full of vitamins and minerals that keeps them healthy and their systems clear). I don't know what could be wrong with her.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I am not saying you don't take good care of her. She could just be old. Could have heartworms, there is no shot for that or intestinal parasites. What did the vet tell you?
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• United States
15 Feb 09
Just a sore throat. That is all it is.
@bunnybon7 (31669)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Feb 09
so sorry about that. i know how much you love her. i cried for days when my dog Bear had to be put to sleep. i hope she will be ok but they just dont live long enough and we love them so much we still seem to outlive them.
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• United States
21 Feb 09
She's okay, honestly, all she had was a sore throat. My mother and I believe it happened because of how much she has been hissing at our new kitten and because of how angry and jealous she gets. Female cats. Docile, yes. Jealous, always!
@riyasam (16582)
• India
18 Feb 09
i really hope that it is not nothing major and that she will recover fast.take care. happy posting
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• United States
21 Feb 09
She will, all she had was a sore throat, strange isn't it?
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Well I guess she lived a good long life already. I think 11 years is really that long for a cat's life. But of course you will feel bad losing her if that is the case. Any pet that had stayed that long is something worth missing for but if the cat cannot really support herself anymore it is better to let her go than suffer further.
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• United States
15 Feb 09
I found out that all she has now is a sore throat, so she will be fine.
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I hope Goldie will be ok. Please let us know what happens and you're both in my thoughts.
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• United States
13 Feb 09
I hope that she will be okay as well, but I have to hear back from the vet.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved pet. I think you just need to think positively about the situation, if you trust your vet, then I know everything will be okay..couple it with prayers though.
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• United States
13 Feb 09
I am trying to be positive about this, but it doesn't look good.
@mrgeebee (133)
• United States
12 Feb 09
as hard as this is going to be for you to read its equally hard for me to say it to you . maybe its time to put her to sleep . shes 11 yrs old , thats 77 in human years shes an old lady . if a member in your family were ill to the point where they were on life support for example , would you hesitate to turn it off if you knew that there was no way of them coming back to a functional life ? when animals want to die , they usually find a quiet spot and go there . they stop eating , they cease to function normal as we see normal anyway . they get to a point where like humans they dont want to stay .only difference they cant speak but you can see it if you watch them , they tell you . high breed animals have a short life usually , you can look up your breed and get estimates of life spans . animals are like children they are part of our family no one wants to let them go , sometimes you have to . the choice is yours , just dont let her suffer .when they cant eat, walk etc..theres your clue . good luck
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• United States
13 Feb 09
I know, but I got to wait for word from the vet before I do anything to her, but thank you very much for your concern.
@intari (191)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 09
very poor of Goldie. how come she can be like that?maybe she become old? 11 years is not a short time. it's a long time for a cat.how old, cat may reach their maximum life/ maximum age?is it can until 17 years?or more? very long time ago i ever been had a cat. he's name is Bungy. he very cute and have very funny habits.he always come to the kitchen and open our cauldron with his mouth.my mum always put the food in cauldron after she cooks.he also always running to everywhere so fast and climb the tree for catching the birds.when his age finally 11 years old, he become thin and not greedy like ususally.he's become choosing the food we gave. he just smell it but not touch it.i try to give him some vitamines like B12 mixed with sugar water. the next day he become better. he like to eat again.now he's gone when we've been moving to new house.we don't know where he goes. maybe Bungy has no longer alive right now.i don't know.i miss u bungy..
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• United States
12 Feb 09
Sorry about your cat. I am hoping that this is nothing serious, but I won't know until I get her to the vet.
@Ruby_Dawn (617)
• Spokane, Washington
12 Feb 09
aww I am so sorry sweetie,I will pray for her full recovery. just have faith and all will be well
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• United States
12 Feb 09
Thanks Ruby.
• United States
12 Feb 09
I'm so sorry to read this. I hope she will make a recovery for you. Many blessings, Anora
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• United States
12 Feb 09
Thanks, Anora.