How to Prepare for Before and After Your Cats Final Days?
Posted on 03/02/2019
Saying goodbye forever can be devastating, especially when it comes to the loving little companions like cats. However, the death is inevitable and you need to make the final preparation for its departure, even with a heavy heart. These preparations would ensure that your beautiful friend embarks on its final journey peacefully and leaving behind the memories you would cherish forever.
Consult the Vet
You need to talk to your cat’s vet for assistance in a number of ways:
- To know that it is actually the final time and no cat medications would help.
- To identify the clinical signs of the cat's final days, like social withdrawal, hiding, loss of appetite and thirst and more.
- For Rx petmeds to alleviate the cat’s pains and discomfort at this last stage.
- For pet medications to manage incontinence or poor bladder control.
- To decide the right time for euthanasia.
Create the Right Environment
In order to make your cat's last days extremely comfortable, you can:
- Lower the noise levels as much as possible
- Change bright lights with the dim ones
- Place litter box and feeding bowls at places it can conveniently access
- Provide additional blankets and padding to keep the pet comfortable and warm
- Provide it with a corner where it can hide, but is not away from your watch
Shower Your Love and Care
In return to the unconditioned love of your cat, ensure you pay back in the best possible ways:
- Spend a lot of quality time, calling it by its name and talking to it.
- Choose tasty cat foods and make it easy to swallow.
- Don't scold if it misses the litter box.
- Be polite in administering any pet medication
After It Has Left
It is indeed upsetting to let go your beloved pet. Here’s what may follow:
- Decide about the cremation rites and rituals.
- You may choose your cat’s cremation with other cats or an individual funeral (which might be expensive).
- You may get it buried at the backyard or at a pet cemetery. Don’t hesitate to build a small memorial.
- A good idea would be to obtain a print of its paw or preserve a lock of its fur.
- If you have children at home, be ready to offer emotional support to them. Try pet bereavement support services.
There could be no replacement of the loss. However, getting a new cat may help you get out of the distressing phase.