Senior cat – 22 years old

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I have a 22 year old cat that often spends a lot of time in the litter box, mostly sleeping. This is a relatively new occurrence. Additionally, she often does not make it to the litter box, and seems not to care that she doesn’t, and will just urinate where she stands. I believe that her time is near but am not sure how or when to make that decision for her. She doesn’t do anything except eat, sleep and use that litter box. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Asked on March 5, 2017 3:00 pm
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This sounds like cognitive dysfunction(senility). Though disconcerting as an indication of decreased function it is not a parameter to use as a criteria for euthanasia. Chronic lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and evidence of pain are more appropriate parameters to consider letting one’s pet go. As a long time caretaker of your cat you will intuitively know when the time is right.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on March 5, 2017 5:41 pm
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