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I had to put my 15 year old cat to sleep today. I know I did the right thing, he hadn't been feeling well for awhile and this weekend seemed to be in obvious pain. As much as I prepared myself for it, it was still tough. I've had him my entire adult life.
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So sorry for your loss. Your kitty looks very similar to one of mine, all black as well.

I had to put my first cat Noodles to sleep about 9 years ago. It was one of the most painful experience I have had in my life, comparable to the pain when my mom and grandma passed away.

It is true, losing a pet is like losing a very close family member. I remember not being myself and kind of lost my mind the next few days.

My current kitties are getting older (the oldest is 14) and I always tell the oldest one that he is not allowed to die as well. His health is good so far, but when cats' health deterioate, they can go downhill much faster than human.

I hope you feel better soon. You will always have the wonderful memory with your kitty to cherish.
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My current kitties are getting older (the oldest is 14) and I always tell the oldest one that he is not allowed to die as well. His health is good so far, but when cats' health deterioate, they can go downhill much faster than human.

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Thank you everyone. That is so true, just 6 months ago I would brag about how active and kitten-like he was for an older cat. It's like he turned elderly overnight. I also think they are very perceptive. I had to go out of town last week and told him "don't you die while I'm gone". When I came home, he sat on my lap for a long time, which was unusual because he was always very loving but not a big lap cat. It's like he knew....
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Thank you everyone. That is so true, just 6 months ago I would brag about how active and kitten-like he was for an older cat. It's like he turned elderly overnight. I also think they are very perceptive. I had to go out of town last week and told him "don't you die while I'm gone". When I came home, he sat on my lap for a long time, which was unusual because he was always very loving but not a big lap cat. It's like he knew....
Yeah, I think at some level pets know their time has come.

I remember when I needed to put my first cat Noodles to sleep, it was like she knew it was coming. On the day of euthanasia (I did not even plan it), she jumped onto my chest to wake me up from bed early in the morning. She stared at me for very long time and at some level I knew something was wrong and I needed to rush her to ER.

We went in and later on, she was diagnosed with FIP and her lungs had some damages as well. We had been to different vets on and off for 8 months and was unable to find out what was wrong. The correct diagnosis came on the last day, but it was too late......

I remember not being able to function the next few days. I was definitely not myself....
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