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A decision to make-please help - December 29th 2013, 07:51 PM

Okay so my cat's problem isnt very common so you might not all be able to help but if you could try it would be appreciated.
So my cat has seizures. He's been taking medicine to reduce them. He doesnt have as many because of the meds. But the meds cause liver damage. I dont want to see the seizures, so I give him meds, but the meds cause liver problems, so he suffers either way. Recently, hes started to have bad seizures where he pees during them. He had one while he was in the litter box and it all tipped over. He could be doing this while nobodys home so its really scary. He could hurt himself or even die during a seizure. So is it better to keep him on meds but have liver problems, or is it better to stop/reduce meds but theres more seizures? I really dont know what to do. My parents want to put him to sleep because they are tired of dealing with it.
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Re: A decision to make-please help - December 29th 2013, 09:33 PM

Hi there,

I've just experienced the loss of my cat. We had him fifteen years, and his situation was similar to yours.
He had a tumor in his mouth, and it was causing him immense amounts of pain. The medication that we got him to reduce the swelling of the tumor only caused frequent seizures.

We ended up putting him to sleep so he no longer had to suffer.
That's what I would suggest to you in your situation.
You don't want to see your pet suffer, do you?
It's hard for them to live in so much pain.
It's not a win win situation for your cat. Your pet will suffer either way you choose, so I would opt for your parents decision and put your cat down.

I'm so sorry. I know this must be hard on you, but I think it's in your cats best interest to have him put down.
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Re: A decision to make-please help - December 29th 2013, 10:26 PM

Hi there,

In a way, I do agree with Emery. I know that it is really hard, but I know the liver damage will make your cat suffer, but seizures are really difficult for him to go through as well.

It's so hard to watch an animal pass and know you have to put them to sleep, but as my mom put it when my dog had to be put down, "They've been there for us all our life, so now we have to be there fro them, too." It's hard, but watching him suffer with either the seizures or the liver problems isn't really the way to go. I'm sure you don't want to see him in pain?

You can always call your vet and see if they are sure there are no other options available, but personally, if he's going to be suffering either way, then it may be the right thing to do to ease his pain.


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Re: A decision to make-please help - December 30th 2013, 11:08 PM

I know how hard this decision is, as my dog I had in my life since I was born was put down 11 months ago. I absolutely hate saying this, but I think the only painless option you and your cat have left is having him/her put down. It may seem like a horrible thing at first, but when you've had almost a year to reflect, like me, you'll see the good it did.

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