Did my cat know he be going to be euthanized?
I just recently (Dec 2/08) put my 10 year old cat down. He have fluid all in his lungs and according to the vet was drowning. This be a very difficult decision for me, but very uncomplicated at the same time. I would never hang onto him for selfish reason or want him to suffer in anyway. I just want to know, whether he knew what was coming. If he knew that I have decided to take away his headache. I have lost pets before. But there is something extraordinarily different about this loss for me. I am extremely heart broken. I want to know that he felt no pain and that he know I loved him and was just doing what was best for him.
I am truely very sorry for your loss of your lovely cat.
Animals normally can't read minds but can sense fear so he may own noticed you were scared but didn't make out why you were. They can tell when someone has a great love for them. He feel no pain he just softly went surrounded by to a deep sleep. My dog rascal had to be put to sleep because he have fluid around his heart and lungs I worried about the same things.
I am so very sorry for your recent loss and am glad you made the selfless judgment to end his pain. As a cat he did not know he was individual euthanized, but he probably did know the end was near (since he be so sick to begin with). He just felt the loving be you pet him and the sweet words you said in his final hours. The effect is literally putting the animal to sleep. He felt nothing but the release of the backache and falling into a deep sleep. Feel comfort in the reality that you did the best you could for him and that he is no longer in pain(for that he is extremely grateful). He will always be in your heart.