When To Put Cat Down ?

line
 

 

line

When To Put Cat Down ?


Apartment Listing  

According to statistics available in 2005, around 10 million cats and dogs were put to death. The reasons why pet owners want to put their pets down vary, but there seems to be two obvious reasons. One, when the pets become terminally or chronically ill; and second is when they become too old and sick for the owners to handle.

But before the final option of putting a cat down is taken, it is important for pet owners to try out the best treatment available to increase the chances of survival. A proper medical evaluation of a cat’s condition is important before you decide to put down the cat. A veterinarian is probably the right person to decide; yet the final decision is invariably left to the pet owners.

Usually the average life of a domesticated cat is around 15 years, while there are instances where some cats have lived up to 30 years! However, medically speaking, with every passing year in a cat’s life, which is equal to four human years, the cat should be considered geriatric when it reaches the age of 8.

It is also a fact that mixed breed cats live longer than pure bred cats. When the cat grows older, special care should be taken and only if all these fail to have any positive impact on the quality of life of the cat, should one think about putting the cat down.

Healthy diet that includes foods with less calories if the cat is less active, more palatable foods for quick digestion, adequate supply of nutrients and vitamins in foods, frequent medical checkups including weight checkups, checking for arthritis and cancer, constant monitoring on the cat’s intake of water, changes in behavior, preventive health care medicines for skin and intestinal well being, and exercise routines for older cats for mental balance and muscle flexibility and digestion is a must to keep them in good health and spirits.

More Articles :

When To Put Cat Down

 
line
money

World-Record-Largest-Cat      Several records have been removed for ethical reasons from the Guinness Book of World Records and ‘the largest cat’ is one such record to have been removed. When a category called ‘heaviest cat’ was published, there were reports of overfeeding of cats by cat owners which finally led to the withdrawal of this category. The Guinness does not allow heaviest or fattest cat to be featured on its prestigious records list. More..



 
line
bottom
 • Home  •Commercial Real Estate  •Foreclosure  •Moving   Packing Property Taxes
 •Termite •Interior DesignRenting Laws Privacy Policy Contact


© 2010 Apartmentlisting411.com, All Rights Reserved.
When To Put Cat Down ?