I am stuck with a decision of life or euthanasia for my 18 year old cat. Should I leave her be or euthanize her now?
My cat's kidneys are bad, but not shut down yet. My cat still drinks water and eats food. She does not eat as much as she did before. I had my cat at the vet for a 24hr IV. My cat still runs, jumps, purrs, and even rides in my car with me in the morning when I go to get coffee. My cat sits/lies on the passenger seat and if I do not take her, she gets mad (I open the passenger door of my SUV, and she jumps into my car and then onto the seat, with no help from me). The 24hr ER vet and my cat's primary vet wrote her off 3 months ago, saying she will pass before Thanksgiving.
My cat's weight hovers around 5 1/2 - 6lbs, depending on how much she ate. My cat does not hide or hide to sleep. There are places in my house my cat loves to sleep, and my cat still sleeps in those same places. My cat follows me wherever I go.
What has me worried is the amount of food she is eating now, which is less than she used to.
My cat still shows signs of life, by eating on her own, drinking on her own, running, etc.
I do not want her to be in pain. I know and understand it is only a matter of time before the kidney issue takes a serious turn.
I did forget to mention, she only uses the litter box when she needs to go. My cat still comes to me when I am eating and wants some of my food and if I do not give my cat pieces of food, she will meow and pace like crazy.