By Alice Henry
December 17, 2016 11:13pm CST
My son’s kitty is having stomach problems again. He is not keeping down his food and has made several messes in the house, on the carpets. Lots of cleaning up after him yesterday. The photo is from Pixabay but this cat looks just like ours. My daughter-in-law took him to the Vet and they did some blood work. They said it might be a thyroid problem or bowel obstruction or even cancer. So, we are all upset. The Vet bill was outrageous. He is getting old. About 13 years old now and is losing weight but always hungry and this isn’t the first time this has happened. He has a bad habit of eating plastic if he can find any, so we are very careful about not leaving any plastic where he can get to it. He even gets in the trash baskets in the bathrooms and anywhere else he can find something to chew on. The whole family will be very upset if he has to be put down. We’ve had to do that before and it’s very sad. Have you ever had to put down one of your pets?
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18 Dec 16
I am so sorry to hear that. I hope he gets better but at that age so many things can go wrong. I had a cat I had to have put down. He was 14. The vet bill was $1500 by the time it got to the point where he wasn't getting better and had to be put down. I was devastated but I knew I had done all I could do. It is never easy to have to make that decision.
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18 Dec 16
I know. It's really a difficult task. I haven't had a pet for years now, but I often take care of their cat when they go out of town. And actually, I'm the one who originally chose him when he was a baby. They had gone to the pet store to get a kitty and I thought he was the friendliest of several kittens that were available for adoption. And he rode in my lap on the way home.