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    Default Had to have our cat with cancer euthanized

    He had surgery 15 months ago, after the tumor was discovered. The vet just closed him back up because the cancer was wrapped around his intestines and he couldn't remove any of it. The biopsy showed it was a type of cancer that would not respond to any type of treatment, something called "undifferentiated adenocarcinoma". We took him home and have provided hospice care for well over a year.

    He was given a few months, but survived much longer than anyone expected. He was doing well, up until a couple days ago. He started really going downhill and it was obvious he wasn't going to last much longer, so we had to take him to the vet. I thought having such a long time to prepare would make it easier, but it hasn't. He was doing great for so long that I was convinced he would just go on and on and it was really hard to accept the end.

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    Aww. I'm so sorry. Losing a pet that you love is so hard, and there is never enough time to prepare for the loss.

    My thoughts are with you.

    RIP.

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    I am so sorry. Losing a loved one is always difficult.

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    Aw, I'm so sorry. Thanks for taking such great care of him! He knew he was loved, so he stuck around for a while longer.
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    It really sucks that they have such short lives, compared to human lifespan. It's just not fair.

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    How awful. You sound like a great owner, doing what was best for your cat. It is sad that pets don't live long xxxx

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    So very sorryn sweetie.....hugs to you!

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    I'm so sorry.

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    So sorry. This has been such a bad year for pets!
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    Sorry my darling for your pain. Well done that you were strong enough to do what your baby needed. We are all the advocate for our furababies who cannot speak for themselves. In retropect is so strange to me...when Lucy was sick (cancer twice, addison's, kidney failure, hypertension) and would rally, I would say to our vet "Heather, you're going to need to tell me when it's time because I am not at all rational on this subject". But when the day actually came, it was a unanamous decision between Dear Hubby, myself and the vet. I just said "We need to make it stop. This is the very last thing I can do for her that she can't do for her self". You did the right thing. It's been 7 months and I still cry every day. I am thinking of adopting an older lady lab from a shelter.

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    I'm so sorry you lost your beloved kitty cat. ((hugs))

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    aw I'm so sorry
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    So sorry. I had to have my cat euthanized a few years ago. It's very sad and very hard.


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    So sorry, Constance. I just went through the same experience with my beautiful 14 year old border collie 3 weeks ago, so I know how hard it is.
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    Hugs to you. You did the right thing, but I know that doesn't make it any easier.

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