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If my cat suffers (has pain) should I have her put to slee

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If my cat suffers (has pain) should I have her put to sleep?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thanks for your question. I am a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help. Being in pain isn't automatically a reason to require euthanasia, unless of course pain medicine is not helping at all. There are several possible pain medicines that could be useful to help manage Sweet Pea's pain. If these medicines haven't been tried yet, then I'd suggest asking your vet about that first, so that perhaps euthanasia could be avoided.
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.
Now, with that being said, if you are financially unable to afford pain medicines, or if pain medicines have been tried unsuccessfully, then humane euthanasia may be more justifiable.