Maine coon aging... me worried
My maine Coon, Tangerine is the first pet I ever had.
I paid 5 dollars for him thru a local newspaper want-ad.
I was dating a girl I worked with when I adopted him ( he was 2 months old).
Now it is 15 years later, no longer kids, & Tangerine is having a hard time breathing.
We used to take him to the vet for shots & to get fixed.
However , we were young ( and now married) and are embarrassed that he has not seen a vet for the past 7 yrs.
I feel like we HAVE to take Tang to the vet , but my wife is convinced that he is not suffering and if we take him they will put him down.
He has lost a lot of weight.
Maine Coon cats are big- he has been big all of his life, but now I can see his lungs working and heart beating thru his fur.
He hardly has an appetite.
This has been going on for approx 6 months.
This is the first pet I have ever had.