Comment on Coming to terms with the sudden and unexpected loss of a pet by Jessie Doyle.
I’m struggling with the decision to put my cat down too soon.. the time was coming as she had kidney failure but in homesite I was stressed by other things in my life not her..she was my love of 19 years and in the end she couldn’t trust me ..I kept ringing the vet to ask what should I do as I’d lost my own in sight and wanted to be told..I feel instead of keep telling me it’s my decision I could have been asked 3 questions: is she eating? Yes is she going to the toilet? Yes is she walking and in my case still walking upstairs? Yes is her coat glossy? Yes.. then it’s not time! I kept asking is she in pain? And what does walking a bit drunk mean? I was told walking drunk means she’s having seizures and possibly hallucinating..and that made me worry and say yes do it now..but now I can’t find any evidence online that drunk walking means seizures or hallucinations? And I did it way too soon, she could still be with us. She was totally fine doing her thing in the summer sun and purring I should have been looking for signs she wasn’t eating walking or going to the toilet and coat gone dull..now I feel did the wrong thing to rush her in and place my trust in the unknown vet who after she did it was rough with her body..I feel so sorry and can’t believe she is gone and the mistake I have made