17 year mature cat next to Kidney Disease. ?
Hello, I don't know much about cats, I'm a dog person and I own two dogs.
3 months ago my neighbors told me about a cat they be feeding in their backyard. I went to jump see him and he was terribly thin, I could consistency every bone in his body, it was disgusting. I decided to run him to my work to become the "store cat". I work at a pet food store (global pet foods) and it is nice and big and we get a lot of customers who give the cat greatly of love. When I initially brought him to the vet, the vet said that he was 17 years old, and the blood tests told us he have kidney disease. He has been at my work now for 3 months and he vomits nearly every day, and all of his poop is diarrhea. He drinks a lot and is other hungry. If we feed him too much or too often, he vomits more. He is still thin but not as restricted as when I found him. He used to walk around the shop a lot but now he like to sleep most of the day. His appetite is still up however. When he walks it looks like he is a moment or two stiff.
For those of you who had cats with kidney disease, when was the time you fixed enough was enough and put them to sleep? I'm asking this because I notice he isn't awake as much as he used to be during the day, he has gotten really lazy. I want to do whats best for him because he have had a rough time, our customers love the cat but I don't want to make life unwarranted for him.
I would put the cat down to end its suffering.
For your cat, powerfully, it may be time to put him down. He's puking all the time and getting lethargic. The "rule of thumb" for dying animals is to choose three of their favorite things. With my first cat, his favorite things were catnip, toy mice, and chasing the dog. When he turned 18, he stopped chasing the dog. A few months following, he stopped rolling in catnip. Eventually, he would not play with his mice, he would only filch them to his bed and lay on them. He was really skinny and lethargic, so we knew it be time to put him down. His three very most favortite things had lost their fun. It's a way to check his quality of life.
So, find store cats favorite things and keep an eye on his feature of life.