Should I Let My Cat Die Naturally?

Is it OK to let your dog die at home?

Should I Let My Cat Die Naturally?

Determining If Your Cat or Dog Should Die at Home

If they are struggling to breathe, it’s probably best to put them to sleep.

It’s unfair to watch them gasp for air just so they can die at home.

If the vet says they are in severe pain and there is no way to reduce it, it’s time to say goodbye.

Why do cats go off to die?

Your cat didn’t go away to die because of you

Cats are drawing from their evolutionary past in going away to be alone to die, as in the wild there might be larger predators they need to hide from. It is important to know that nothing you did caused your cat to behave like this at the end of his life.

Can you have your cat put to sleep at home?


Unlike your normal vets, it is our specialty to put your dog or cat to sleep at home. We have an especially trained vet at home, waiting, ready on call at all times (24/7, 365 days a year) for putting your cat or dog to sleep.

What are the symptoms of a cat dying?

Signs Your Cat is Nearing End-of-Life

  • Loss of Appetite/Thirst. For all animals, illness often culminates in a lack of interest in food or water.
  • Extreme Weakness.
  • Lower Body Temperature.
  • Appearance Changes.
  • Hiding.
  • Clinginess/Odd Social Behavior.

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