Considering your cats obvious health issues, did you ever take your cat to the Vet when you found him?
If not, you should definitely take your cat to the Vet for a check up. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse things get for your cat.
Sometimes we may think something with certainty, however, it may turn out to be the opposite of what we thought, so it’s really worth getting professional advice, before jumping to our own conclusions.
For eg: You are under the current assumption that your cat may die any day now.
You may be right, you may be wrong, but the only way you’ll know with 100% certainty, is to have your cat seen to by a qualified Veterinary Surgeon.
Yes, it’s expensive, but if you truly love & care for your cat & could do anything to help in the improvement of it’s life/health, wouldn’t you want to do this?
Often when animals get sick, just like humans, this doesn’t mean they’re going to die in the very near future.
In many cases, the life of an animal can go on for years, although they’re unwell.
If it turns out to be something, however, nothing so serious that your cat requires being put to sleep, then you have a moral obligation, as it’s owner, to help add to your cats comfort & quality of life.
Worst case scenario. Even if your cat is dying, you still have an ethical/moral obligation, to make sure that your cats last days, are as pleasant & as comfortable as possible.
If we do nothing & allow our pet to suffer, this will weigh heavily on our conscience & if not now, certainly after our pet’s gone.
Because we know we could have done something more, yet we didn’t or we chose not to.
When a human being has a terminal illness & requires ongoing Palliative care, medical staff & family are obligated & willing, to care for the individual in question, right up until the point of death.
The same level of care, ought apply to our beloved pets & members of our family.
It’s incredibly hard to see a living being or creature suffering & in the case of animals, it’s hard to know exactly what they’re feeling, because they’ve no words to communicate with us, so we use our logic & better judgement & do what’s right by them.
If money is a serious issue for you, then you can still ring the Veterinary Surgery, ask to speak to one of the Vets on duty & explain in full, everything to them regarding your cats overall health & your personal thoughts.
You can make mention, in a quiet & polite manner, that you’re unable to afford professional care for your cat & see what staff advise you to do.
“Some” Vet practices will grant a concession, to those who are unable to pay a full fee.
OR they’ll do the very necessary basics for your pet, just to take the load off your back pocket.
All the best to you & your cat! 🙂