Is this a bad reason to put a cat to sleep?
Imagine someone owns a cat in thier mid to late teens. Its diagnosed with multiple chronic age related health issues. The owner is iether unwilling or unable to afford to treat the health issues. Would it be wrong to have the cat put to sleep?
- JasmineLv 44 months ago
If the cat is suffering really bad then no
- OcimomLv 74 months ago
No. IMO a person should not be judged if they have no money to treat an ill pet that is at the end of its life. Financial consideration should be a part of the decision. If the quality of life is gone with little to no chance to improve it, then the best thing to do is put the pet down humanely.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Not really. If they surrendered the cat, the cat would either by euthanized by the shelter or live in a cage for months before being euthanized.
- 4 months ago
It's completely okay. Death is not the worst thing to happen to pets and humans, people just don't realize it. If your cat has lived a happy and healthy life, it is better to euthanize him/her instead of dropping them off at a pet shelter, where they will live the rest of their lives in loneliness and misery. If your cat is in pain, and if you cannot find another person to take care of them, then you can put them to sleep. Be sure to be with them in their last moments, if you don't you will regret it for the rest of your life. Good luck for you and your kitty :)
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- Ken SLv 74 months ago
Suppose you had diabetes and didn't have enough money for insulin. Should you be killed?
- MT titi-kakaLv 54 months ago
If the cat has lost its ability to thrive then its probably best to put it down.
- NathanLv 44 months ago
If the cat is suffering, then it is the best option . Ideally you want them to pay for it, but even a shelter probably wouldn't take the animal in for vet treatment or would euthanize it due to the cost
- PoseidonLv 74 months ago
As heart-breaking as it may be, from what you describe it appears that the cat is probably in pain and distress.
In circumstances like this it is a humane decision to help it find peace and let it go peacefully and painlessly.
Having had to make the very difficult decision to euthanise a pet myself it is one of the saddest things I have ever done but I know that my pet is now out of pain and distress.
- MarkLv 74 months ago
No, that is done all the time. However, it would be questionable if the "age related issues" were things like "going deaf". But fine if it is painful for the cat to "stand up", "urinate", etc.
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 74 months ago
There's never any bad reasons to put a cat to sleep. There's way too many cats in this world.. A few less isnt a loss.