Looks like this will be a kitty-free household soon.
We took the newer cat, Olivia, back to the SPCA on Saturday. I had been putting this off, but it was inevitable. She is simply not compatible with small kids. Her extreme skittishness caused her to hide almost all the time, so I was unable to even try training her not to scratch furniture.
I don’t know what happened. When she was little, she would sleep on me. Something changed in her head as she emerged from kittenhood.
We tried placing her with others in our area, but none were interested.
She was an SPCA adoption, so the return was free. (Normally there is a $50 surrender charge.)
Ameila, the older cat with fatty liver syndrome, has taken a turn for the worse. About a week after the hospitalization, the remainder of her skin started yellowing. Now even her eyes are yellowing.
The 2 week follow up vet visit was on Saturday, and the vet said she’s doing so poorly that he didn’t strongly recommend more treatment.
Part of me that wonders if Amelia is still treatable; I found an academic report that described “terminal” cats with hepatic lipidosis coming from the brink with feeding tubes, but my realistic side says the writing is on the wall. I am unwilling to spend more hundreds of dollars on a 12 year old cat who has never been particularly robust. And as much as I am upset at her upcoming death, I am not one of those “furkid” types. I guess it’s just time.
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I’ve been there myself. It’s never easy.
Now I get to be the pet executioner!
Seems, like a lot of people, you did not know about real answers to cat/dog problems. It takes more than the usual vet, shelter, etc. It takes the insight and true experience of a man called Jackson Galaxy. For the sake of insight, pls. watch “My Cat From Hell” Sat. pm on Animal Planet. You will see people and their cat problems resolved for the comfort of all involved. If we want to take animals into our homes, we must be willing to learn and be ready to do some homework!