• 11 months ago

    Renal failure in cats

    Is bloody urine (or blood instead of urine) a sign of renal failure in an 18-year old cat? This started Saturday night. She has been hyperthyroid twice and even with treatment it reoccurred. She is also vomiting a lot, straining to poop and having a lot of diarrhea. I think it is time to do the humane thing but my heart won't let me. She has bounced back from bad things before over the last three or four years so maybe I think we're jumping the gun? I called the in-home vets for Friday but what if she's having a "good day" that day?


  • 10 months ago

    RE: Renal failure in cats

    I'm so sorry you're having to go through this with your fur baby :( I'm not sure what it could be but your vet should be able to tell. It's so hard to make these decisions when the time comes. It sounds like your cat has lived a very long and loved life and I know that you will make whatever decision is best for the both of you. I'm definitely thinking of you!
      • 10 months ago
        Thank you. We made the decision to put her down Friday. We have a service in our city where the vet comes to the house...very compassionate and private. We cried many tears but in the end it was the best for her. Now we have to wait the weeks and months and years for the ache to go away. Thank you for your reply.
      • 10 months ago
        I am so sorry for your loss. Saying goodbye is never easy, but it's so nice to hear that you were able to do so at home. We are here if you ever need anything.