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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 08:16 PM
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I look at it in a positive way, I can at least pass on my experience, I try not to let it effect me to much.

I agree with LUNAS comment
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I wouldn't consider these drastic treatments either. Most cats with kidney failure are fairly well controlled with sub-q fluids, meds, diet, etc., at least for awhile. I don't think it's fair to put them through dialysis or a transplant. These treatments are more for the owner who wants to try to keep the cat alive as long as possible. Selfish in my opinion........
I agree. I wouldn't do this either.
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I wouldn't consider these drastic treatments either. Most cats with kidney failure are fairly well controlled with sub-q fluids, meds, diet, etc., at least for awhile. I don't think it's fair to put them through dialysis or a transplant. These treatments are more for the owner who wants to try to keep the cat alive as long as possible. Selfish in my opinion........
I completely agree with the above and the posts in a similar vein.. Sometimes i think we find it hard to give up on our furbabies ,however there is a time where we must come to terms with whats best for THEM not US.
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Nope, I wouldn't do it. There is a limit to the veterinary care I would spend on my pets and after a certain age, I forbid to do surgery on them. I've seen too many old pets die in a cage because their owners were trying to prolong their life when they were obviously suffering. I think that's incredibly selfish
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*IF* I could afford it, yes.
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 05:21 PM
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I wouldn't go through with an invasive medical treatment for my cats unless there was a reasonable chance of recovery or a good quality of life resulting. I believe that a natural death or being painlessly put to sleep is more humane than prolonging a life that will only result in more suffering.

I wouldn't go through an invasive surgery for myself unless there was a chance of recovery and future quality of life, either, for the record - so it's not about devaluing my pets, it's about a belief that artificially prolonging physical life is not always a positive thing.


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Cat Dialysis or Kidney Transplant - Would You?

I would not either. If any if my animals develop any fatal disease and there's no chance of them living long term I would put them down. I don't believe in selfishly prolonging their lives for a few extra months if they would not be themselves, not to mention the outrageous cost.


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