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Ugh. I think the time has come for our beloved Yoshi Cat. He's almost 16, and the last couple of weeks he's gotten skinnier and skinnier. He drinks constantly. Meows constantly (Yoshi has never meowed, he would open his mouth and a little peep would come out). He's got this thing on his lower lip, it started out as a bump which the vet looked at last year and didn't think much of it. Now his whole bottom lip if puffy and looks like it's oozing something. I wonder if it's cancer. Not to mention all 3 dogs attack him viciously when they're together. They've never done that before....I wonder if they know something is wrong with him....

I'm going to take him to the vet, but I'm afraid that I'll end up having him put down on the spot. I can't afford treatment if it's cancer, and after all he's 16.

What would you do? :'(
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I think I'd probably do the same thing, Amy. Not sure I'd put a 16 year old kitty through treatment if it's cancer.

I'm so sorry. I hope it's not Yoshi cat's time yet.
 

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It sounds like he's suffering and the dogs know he's suffering.
That's exactly what I was thinking. I mean, they are really brutal to him, like attack dogs. They stop at nothing until Yoshi is able to escape somehow. I'm afraid they're going to kill him.
 

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Is the stuff on his lip brown in colour?

Sadly I had to have my favourite cat (15 years old) put to sleep a week before Christmas. A couple of weeks before he started to get (intermitantly) brown saliva around his mouth. Took him to vets, vet thought it was respiratory infection. Put him on antibiotics. A week later, he began drooling brown liquid that looked like it was blood tinged. Back to a vets, where I knew as soon as I made the phonecall what the outcome would be, a large mass was found in his mouth - turned out to be an oral carcinoma. We decided to PTS there as putting an already frail cat through cancer treatment would have been cruel.

This was all VERY sudden for a cat that had never been to the vets apart from when having a checkup. I was heartbroken, but took a lot of comfort from the fact that he had a wonderful, pain free life up until the very end.

You will know when the time is right, Amy.
 

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Is the stuff on his lip brown in colour?
I think? I need to take a closer look when I get home. He's definitely drooling. :(
 

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jzgrlduff said:
...I'm going to take him to the vet, but I'm afraid that I'll end up having him put down on the spot. I can't afford treatment if it's cancer, and after all he's 16.

What would you do? :'( ...
Amy, if it is cancer, I'd do exactly as you. I thought we were going to be putting Topper to sleep in December- despite the door to the btoom of the stair being open, she started peeing on the bath mat that we put our boots on under the china closet (her food dish is under the china cabinet). When my vet called me with the bolld test results, his first words were, "She is the healthiest almost 19 year old cat I've evr seen. Blod work is spot on for a cat her age." Turns out she was just too dang lazy to go up the stairs to use the litterbox (yet she thought nothing of coming up there to "yowl" at me when I slept late). Problem solved by removing the bathmat and getting her a lower litterbox. What I'm trying to say with all this rambling is I thought we were losing her, but it turned out to be something easy to "fix". Hope it's the same for Yoshi (btw-I was just wondering how Yoshi was doing the other night).

Oh, she's lost weight, too (from 6 pounds in Jan 07 to 4), but it's due to muscle loss from age.
 

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I'll see if I can get a pic of his mouth tonight. Even his eyes look funny.... :(
 
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