Did you feel guilty when you had to take your cat to the vet to be fixed?

United States
August 17, 2007 9:55pm CST
Tonight I was watching an old episode of Fraiser, where he has to take his Dad's dog Eddie into the vet to have him fixed. And, he felt so guilty about the entire event, that he sat there in the waiting room explaining to the dog why it was a necessary procedure and what type of carefree fun he would have once he had the operation. It was a hilarious sight! Personally, I know how he felt. When it was my time to take my cat to the vet, I felt horrible. The poor fellow was scared and confused and frightened. And, when he came home from the vet, he could barely walk. I think it was just the pain medication that they gave him. And, that can't possibly be the easiest operation for a little animal. I felt so guilty for a very long time. But, ultimately it was very necessary, because we had just added a little female cat to our household and we knew it was only a matter of time before she started trying to have kittens. The guilt went away very quickly once he got back to normal after about a week. Did you feel guilty when you had to take your cat or kitten to the vet's office to have them fixed? How did you deal with the guilt?
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
Oh my goodness, of course yes... You leave them there and they look at you with those eyes as to say, dont leave me here, whats going on ... It breaks your heart... The best way that I dealth with it was to think that it is for the best...and it will never happen again.
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• United States
18 Aug 07
Yes, it broke my heart too. Before the operation he was uncontrollable and wild. He had become a biter and was terrorizing everyone. But, soon after the operation when he got back on his feet again, he turned into my little boy again, the same one like when he was a baby. It's sad to think, but my cats were my babies before my daughter came along. There's no changing that. They were around for the ten years I was waiting for her. And, you get so attached to them. You know?
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
They do become part of the family....Its amazing how much it tones them down though.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Our cat Morgana was fixed when she was 6 months old. I had it all done at once to make it easier and less stressful on her. She was fixed, declawed and got all her shots while they put her out. She was back to normal after a few days and is just like any other cat now. Alot of ppl don't agree with the fixing them or declawing of them but it worked out fine for all of us. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
18 Aug 07
No- I felt bad because they had to have an operation- but this world has too many strays- I don't want to add to it- The last cat we got- was from the Lollypop farm- humane society- they won't let animals be adopted without being fixed first- they get so many strays dropped off-