Is My Cat Dying?

by Elaine
(Staten Island, N.Y.)

My 12 yr old cat was diagnosed with enlarged intestings about 2 1/2 months ago. We did not to a biopsy. She has since had bouts of strange behaviors, like crouching close to the ground and not wanting to move, seeming to be irritable and hiding behind a chair making it difficult to get her out. These bouts would pass and she'd be ok for awhile; however she seems to be walking unsteady. Is this a sign of death approaching?

Answer by Kate
Hi Elaine.
I'm sorry but i cannot say whether or not she is dying but it very much does suggest that your cat may be in some discomfort or pain.

I don't know what the vet told you may be the issue with her intestines, he should have given you some recommendations as to what to do.

if it were me I would be taking her back to the vets as soon as possible for more tests to see if exactly what is wrong, whether or not anything can be done and to find out if the cat may be pain etc.

If she is seriously ill and at the end of her time it may be kinder to help her not to suffer. Having said all of this she may have a condition which can be treated but you will have to do some tests to find out for sure.

I hope something can be done for her soon

best wishes Kate

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