Does everyone have their pets euthanized?
Or does anyone let them die naturally?
I have had two cats put to sleep and one that died naturally at home. One was euthanized at home and one at the vet (premedicated by me for a peaceful ride in the car). Either way it was an awful experience and I always thought it was better for the cat who just died at home on his own terms - better for her and for us.
I now have another cat that is in his final days. He isn't eating though he does drink some water and drank some milk tonight. He is mostly so peaceful sleeping on a blanket or in his basket by the heat register or sometimes we hold him by us on the sofa or the bed. He doesn't seem to be suffering though he is getting very weak and we carry him wherever he goes.
I really don't want him to have the Kevorkian end of life but I keep wondering if I'm doing the right thing. I just hate this part of having pets......