Do domestic cats feel betrayed for an instant when you instruct a veterinarian to euthanise them?


The question is philosophical. When you decide to take your cat companion to a veterinarian to have them euthanized because of chronic health reasons, does he or she feel betrayed that you are killing them? Yes, you are killing your cat but for humane and moral reasons. Euthanasia when carried out to relieve a …

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Do Bengal cats have sensitive stomachs?

Bengal cat smelly poo due to a sensitive stomach

The answer has to be an unequivocal YES judging by the information on the Internet and you can extend the sensitivity to include the gastrointestinal tract. Sadly, there is a lot on the Internet about Bengal cat diarrhoea and smelly poo. A lot of ‘experts’ have thrown their hat into the ring in providing …

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Cats have no fear of death which is an enormous advantage over us

Rainbow bridge

  A cat has no concept of its own death and so it cannot anticipate it, no matter how ill it feels. – Dr Desmond Morris If an old domestic cat left to their own devices falls ill, they don’t think that they are dying. They feel pain and discomfort and what it means …

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FeLV versus FIV life expectancy

FIV positive cat

This article is about comparing the life expectancy of cats with FeLV compared to those with FIV. There are no clean, black and white answers which is disappointing for me because I like to provide clean answers. FeLV life expectancy You probably know that the Cornell Feline Health Center at the Cornell University College …

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Is it okay to grieve for a pet?

Grieving on the loss of a cat is entirely normal and to be expected

Is it okay to grieve on the loss of your cat companion? I am surprised that the question has been asked but Google found it and I’m going to answer in a way that millions of other people would answer it. It is entirely okay and entirely normal for a person to grieve on …

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Rise in individual companion animal cremations

Urn for cat or dog ashes

COMMENT: In the UK, more Britons are deciding on individual cat and dog cremations according to the Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria. They say that there was a 10-15 percent increase last year compared to previous years. This may be due to Covid-19 restrictions during which time pet owners have a chance …

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Cat and dog owners using coronavirus as a reason to put off going to their veterinarian

Veterinary clinics should be safe to visit

I fear that what is happening to sick people is happening to sick pets in equal numbers, but it is unreported. In the UK – and possibly in other developed countries – people with chronic, serious illnesses such as cancer are putting off going to hospital for various reasons such as, (1) the government …

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