Jean forand 2015-12-08 16:49:51
*sigh* My cat of 14 years, by the name of woody, died this morning. She was
my only friend. I miss her terribly. I give this warning to those with cats
out there. Early in her life a veteranarian said she had some kind of
mysterious heart murmor. My Cat was diagnosed with a type of congenital
disease that creates blood clots in the heart..She suffered a heart attack 4
month ago and lost control of her legs…but she recovered. This time was
worse..and rather than see her die slowly my family and i did the only thing
we could do, we had her put to sleep. Please, PLEASE, If you think your
animal may be sick, take it to a vet! There was nothing that could be done
about woody’s disease, but that doesnt mean it has to be like that with your
pet! Thanks for having the time to read this.
Elvisrocks 2015-12-08 16:50:06
I’m a cat purrson, too & I’m so sorry to hear about woody…. I know how
much you miss her.
Please feel free to email me anytime; I’ve lost 2 cats in the last 2
years….please take care.
It really does get easier with time . Carol
Helen davies 2015-12-08 16:50:08
Oh Jean, you did the very best for poor Woody by not letting her suffer. 14
is pretty darn good for a puss with heart problems! You did very well to
keep her going so long, be proud of yourself for that. My Jerry also had
heart problems all his life, an enlarged heart with a valve problem, a heart
that simply didn’t work very well, and he was a big cat too. But his life
long medications worked very well combined with regular vet check ups. He
lasted to 15 when his kidneys and liver gave out. I always thought he’d be
finished off by a heart attack.
You are right when you say, “go to the vet” because even if you think your
pet is at death’s door, you’d be amazed what they can do to help nowadays.
The science of veterinary medicine is progressing by leaps and bounds, and
pets are living much longer, active lives as a result. Most good vets now
recommend at least an annual check up for all older animals, whether in good
heath or not, just to keep an eye on silently progressing old age problems.
I am very sorry about Woody, it will be very hard without her for a long
while. Please post here again and ignore all the horrid spam messages.
People who understand and have been through the heartache are here. Take
care – Helen