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How will I know when it's time to let my cat go?
gleelover posted:
My 16 year old cat was recently diagnosed with advanced kidney failure. He only has about 15% use of his kidneys. After speaking extensively with my vet and doing tons and tons of research we have decided not to start the treatments since they wouldn't do much good and will only prolong his suffering. I know that sometime in the near future I'm going to have to make that call to put him down. I just don't know how long I should wait or exactly what signs I should look for to know when that time is. What do you think I should look for and watch for to know when it's time?


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