Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
At 19 and 18 your seniors have been well looked after and have a good life. You will know when it's time to "do something". As long as your cats are enjoying life, still eating, enjoy their long naps, just let things be. If they start losing control of their bowels, urine, go off eating on their own, then you will know they are not enjoying their life any more. They do get a certain look in their eyes near the end. So I wouldn't force feed them, and if they are hunched over, staring blankly, and not really dozing, then are likely in pain, and then you will have to make a decision---let them die a natural but possibly painful death, or have them humanely euthanized. It would be best that they die while sleeping, but that's not always the case. It's one of the hardest decisions to make. All the best when the time comes. If you think your cats will be too stressed going to the vet, some vets will come to your home to euthanize. That is something that you should determine in advance, as it will give you peace of mind.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."
Last edited by catloverami; 05-03-2016 at 12:54 PM.