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Euthanasia for Cats

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: May 3, 2018
Euthanasia for Cats

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Deciding to end the life of an animal is an act that takes a lot of responsibility and requires a suitable approach. It's not the same thing to part with an ill cat as it is with an elderly cat as you can never exactly know the condition of your pet.

The cost, the possibility of doing it at home or knowing if your pet is suffering are some of the most frequently asked questions about pet euthanasia which you will find answered in this article.

Stay on AnimalWised to discover what keep in mind when considering euthanasia for cats, a very difficult moment for any owner who loves their pet.

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  1. When and why euthanize a cat?
  2. Is the injection painful?
  3. And afterwards?

When and why euthanize a cat?

Generally, euthanasia is usually recommended by the vet when your cat is in a serious or terminal state, very often in pain and discomfort. Cat diseases are varied and each case is different. You should understand that this option is a last resort.

For example, you may have doubts about whether you can live with a cat sick with cancer; you may want to offer your pet a deserved rest after a long struggle of treatments and complications. Don't blame yourself for considering euthanasia for your cat. However, you must be sure that your cat has no other options and that it is the best choice for the animal's well-being.

Think carefully before going ahead with it, as it is an important decision that should be taken very seriously. Seek professional advice and talk to your family about it to make sure this is the right thing for your cat.

Euthanasia for Cats - When and why euthanize a cat?

Is the injection painful?

Don't worry, if this injection is administered at a veterinary centre, it will not cause any pain to your cat, quite the opposite. In fact, "euthanasia" actually means "good death" in Greek precisely because it is a painless process and is the preferable option to a life of suffering. Accompanying your pet at this sad and intimate time is essential.

Euthanasia for Cats - Is the injection painful?

And afterwards?

Once at the veterinary center, you will have different options to say goodbye to your cat. You can bury it, or cremate it to keep its ashes in a special urn that will remind you of your pet. It is up to you.

This will be a difficult experience for you. If the emotions at the final stage of the process are difficult to manage, don't hesitate to ask your vet for advice on how to deal with the death of a pet.

Euthanasia for Cats - And afterwards?

This article is purely informative. AnimalWised does not have the authority to prescribe any veterinary treatment or create a diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian if they are suffering from any condition or pain.

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