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I've had my cat for 17-18 years.

She was fine until 2 months ago when she suddenly became emaciated, and a week ago, she developed an upper respiratory infection. She weighs 3 pounds and is skelatal. She ignores the food I put in front of her.

I don't want to euthanize her, but what choice do I have? I don't have any money to treat her symptoms of dehydration with, or pay to tube feed her, or pay to give her fluids to rehydrate her. All the treatments she could get to help her, I am broke and can't pay for. I have to wait a week to pay for her to be euthanized too.

I feel guilty as hell. I feel like ending her life, is like killing her. But what can I do? She is my best friend -- this cat. I feel so horrible.
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My cat died tonight while I held her in my arms. She meant the world to me -- this cat. She was my best friend.
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Yes, me too. 17-18 yrs is a long, good life for a cat, though. I'm sorry she's gone :-(
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Yes, me too. 17-18 yrs is a long, good life for a cat, though. I'm sorry she's gone :-(
Thank you.

At least I was with her when she passed away, so that she wasn't alone. Pet love is so real and so DEEP because it's unconditional -- unlike humans who put conditions on their feelings with each other.
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Thank you.

At least I was with her when she passed away, so that she wasn't alone. Pet love is so real and so DEEP because it's unconditional -- unlike humans who put conditions on their feelings with each other.

Yes, I agree it's unconditional unlike humans. Yes, she wasn't alone.

You're welcome StreetcarBlanche. Maybe there's a little kitten out there waiting for you, as well. All my best to you. It'll be okay.
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I am so, so sorry for your terribly painful loss. I have lost many precious pets over the decades. It never gets easier. It never stops hurting. My heart goes out to you.
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Yes, I agree it's unconditional unlike humans. Yes, she wasn't alone.

You're welcome StreetcarBlanche. Maybe there's a little kitten out there waiting for you, as well. All my best to you. It'll be okay.
Thanks mote. I'm worried I won't be able to handle the transition of going on with my life without my cat. I think if i ever did adopt another cat, I'd want to find a pair of bonded cats and adopt two together. But that is a ways off for sure.

I found a pet loss support group so hopefully that will help me deal with my grief.
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. You obviously took great care of her, for her to reach the age of 18.


It's good that you're remaining open to the idea of getting another one or two.
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