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I took my cat, Birdseed, to the vet last week expecting to be given an antibiotic for a UTI.  Instead we got the devastating news she's in the end stage of kidney failure.  The vet estimated she had about 3% functioning kidney tissue left and that it's likely a congential condition since she's only 3.  She's declining rapidly.  Last night she was cold and wouldn't eat.  We made an appointment with the mobile vet to come tomorrow.  She seemed to rally a little this morning, but I think it's time.  

 

I've never had a pet before and I didn't think I'd be this emotional about a cat.  But she's my cat and I love her.  I hope Birdseed has been happy with us. 

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@RollTide2008 So sorry for you!  I have been there, but you are letting your pet not suffer more even though it is not what you want to lose your companion.

 

But it is the right thing to do.  Never let them suffer because it is hard for you.  Many hugs and prayers your way.  

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@RollTide2008 wrote:

I took my cat, Birdseed, to the vet last week expecting to be given an antibiotic for a UTI.  Instead we got the devastating news she's in the end stage of kidney failure.  The vet estimated she had about 3% functioning kidney tissue left and that it's likely a congential condition since she's only 3.  She's declining rapidly.  Last night she was cold and wouldn't eat.  We made an appointment with the mobile vet to come tomorrow.  She seemed to rally a little this morning, but I think it's time.  

 

I've never had a pet before and I didn't think I'd be this emotional about a cat.  But she's my cat and I love her.  I hope Birdseed has been happy with us. 


@RollTide2008 

I'm so sorry.  I know what that kind of love is and heartwrenching message.  I have had that delivered many times.  When you have had and loved many cats, you get accustomed to hearing it but not to the grief.  It still hurts no matter how old or young or how many you have had to put through this.  I wish you well and hope that you can find another baby in the future to fill your emptiness.  Again, I'm so very sorry.

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I'm so very sorry for what you are going thru, but it's for the best. I've been in your shoes several times and it's heartbreaking, but we wouldn't want our fur babies to suffer. I'm sure you gave her the best of homes and you got her love in return. Take care.

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@RollTide2008  My heart is sad for you.  Your sweet kitty will leave wonderful memories and pawprints forever in your heart. 

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I am so sorry! I know this has to be heartwrenching for you! Prayers to you and your little furbaby! 

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I'm so sorry 😢.  We just put down our kitty last month. Miss her terribly. Of course the worst part of owning a pet is saying goodbye-just devastating for those of us that consider them family. 

Take time every day to enjoy where you are without a need to fix it
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I'm sure you've given Birdseed a wonderful life. I am so sorry for what you're going through.

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I'm sorry for the tough decisions you have to make but you are doing the right thing for Birdseed.

 

Just know you made Birdseed the best loving home.

 

My thoughts and prayers are with you. 🥹🙏🏻🐈

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@RollTide2008 Losing a devoted pet is difficult. Knowing when it is time to let them go is heartbreaking. You are doing what is best for Birdseed. I am sorry that you are having to cope with losing her.