(This was posted on Facebook on April 29th.)
Our sweet princess was released from her physical body on Thursday, April 25th. it’s taken me several days to be able to post this.
Princess came to us weighing only 4.5 lbs, all 4 declawed, 16 years old and eventually we discovered she had feline idiopathic cystitis. Being all four paw declawed she suffered for many ailments including arthritis, permanent damage to her hips, and possibly even one of the root causes of the FIC.
We tried many supplements & meds to help her be more comfortable. Princess recieved sub que fluids, B12 weekly. We made adjustments as needed for this sweet girl, including daily fresh puppy pads as it was too uncomfortable to use a litter box. Princess always used her pads perfectly. Princess loved her heated bed This little ball of floof put on weight still only making it to 6lbs.
Princess was one of the pickiest eaters we ever had lol a total princess Princess loved to be brushed, loved chin scratches more than anything and was the sweetest girl!
Last Wednesday we took her in for bloodwork because she stopped eating and her kidney levels were off the charts she started to stagger when standing. No amount of fluids meds or sub Q fluids could reverse this damage. In a way it is fortunate this came on so quickly as she had about seven months with us living her best life. We are so grateful for the time that we had with her.
I want to thank our vets both Dr. Daines & Dr. Lindi Kopecko Austin for doing everything they possibly could to help us make her more comfortable and give her a better quality of life. I want to thank the entire Salt Lake spay and neuter crew for their ongoing compassion and love for Whiskers and our cats when facing end of life decisions.
Princess left this world with her dignity surrounded by love rest easy sweet girl. We know you had some of your friends there to welcome you home.
Please DON’T DECLAW!