Hello. I am in absolute torture and don't know what to do. My personal vet is trying to be supportive, I feel like I need an "objective opinion". My female cat is approx. 16 1/2 years old. Could be older, she was a feral and they made a guess. She was a hefty little thing for many years, then was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism
. She did well on the medications for a while, then the meds didn't help. Tried the thyroid
food, she wanted nothing to do with it. I had already put my other, younger cat through the radioactive thyroid treatment, and know that it is nothing this cat could handle. Here's my dilemma. She stopped eating on Sunday, and this is a cat who normally chows down. She received a shot of cerenia from my vet, didn't seem to help. I have been throwing every type of food at her, cottage cheese, yogurt, ground turkey, seafood, ANYTHING to get her to eat. She won't eat. I know the end is near. Here is my problem. I am leaving town tomorrow for 2 weeks. My Dad has been diagnosed with lung
cancer with mets, I HAVE to go. Someone will be staying at my house taking care of the other cat and my dog. WHAT DO I DO???? Do I risk leaving my cat her for 2 weeks if she isn't eating? Is the not eating temporary? Or do I have her euthanized tonight? I am half hysterical trying to make this decision. Please, any advice you have will be appreciated.