I have a 12 years old cat. He has been losing alot of weight in the last few months, he used to weigh 20 lbs and now just alittle over 6 lbs. Two weeks ago 7 lbs.
He is very constaipated so I give him miralax. His bowel movements are really stinky and runny since miralax. He had x-rays done, and looks like he might have a mass. He had bloodwork done at another vet which Id idn't like the vet so took him to another vet that I like and am currently using. All tests came out fine except for the liver which is "okay" ....
He has been vomiting a few times a week, his appetite is great, though but throws it back up sometimes. He is so skinny you can feel his ribs and spine.
Problem is I cannot afford ultrasound, treatment and surgery, etc. I do have a job, been there 3 years, and when I got this job, I took a big paycut from my previous job where I was extremely unhappy.
I don't want him to suffer any more and am considering putting him down. He had a great life with me. He doesn't play anymore...he just wants to hang out with me, clings with me, etc. It's just not fair if he doesn't have that great quality of life anymore.
This afternoon I came home to find that he had threw up on carpet, and he was sitting there with a sad face looking at me. Few minutes ago he pooped on my bed ... thankfully not runny though ... I just hate seeing him like this .... I hate not being able to afford this ....
What would you do? I've been crying since yesterday, when the vet asked to bring him back next monday for checking weight. It has been stressful for me to watch my cat suffer and my close friend died a month ago and been planning the memorial service for the last 5 weeks and it's finally this Saturday so that will be all over.