Is it wrong to let a pet depart life at home?

  1. Alison D Adams profile image59
    Alison D Adamsposted 4 years ago

    Is it wrong to let a pet depart life at home?

    SoSo, our 12 yr old feline has Squamous Cell Carcinoma. It has given her a death sentence of 1-3 mos. She is on medications and comfortable. We opted out of the radical jaw removal and radiation/chemo, because it will not lengthen life and the cancer cells just rapidly grow right back. She is with her three brothers and feeds thru a tube, purrs when fed and enjoys being brushed. Why should we take her away from what little enjoyment she has just for convience sake? We're okay with the time it takes with her, we love her. I wouldn't kill my child.

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
    Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago

    Sounds like you've made your peace with this situation.  If she is not suffering, do what feels best for you and her.  If it gets to the point that you can't make her comfortable, take her to the vet to be put down.  We just went through this painful experience with our 15 year-old Beagle.  We were not willing to put her through extraordinary measures that would only frighten her and hurt her.  But when we couldn't keep her comfortable we took her to the Vet.  They were very kind to her and us, and it was peaceful.  We brought her body home to bury her with our other pets.  I miss her, but I think we handled the end of her life as well as possible.
    Good luck.

    1. Alison D Adams profile image59
      Alison D Adamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, it's good to see someone else understands. I'm a retired Pharmacy Technician and still involved in the medical field. She purred really loud when I found her purple spider, her FAVORITE toy in the ENTIRE world! LOL

 
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