Earth is a wonderful planet that has various living and non-living creatures. The beauty of our ecosystem is we mutually depend on each other for all our needs. We can’t imagine the planet without flora and fauna. Especially pet animals have become a very close part of our lives. In many of the families, these pet animals become part of the family — there few families in which each of the members maintains a pet.
Cats are also crucial for pet animals. Their presence makes us cool and comfortable. Their purring sound makes us pleasant and comfortable. Moreover according to a scientific research cat’s benefited us in many ways.
Here are few of them –
- Owning a cat reduces your stress levels. Which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. As per the study, the risk of cardiac diseases reduces by 30 percent
- Cats purring heals bones and muscles. The frequency of sound generated by the cat is the most favorable frequency for joint mobility.
- They are good sleeping companions especially for women
- The presence of cat around triggers the release of some chemicals in our body which calms our nerves and releases the stress and anxiety
There are undoubtedly many more advantages with these pet cats. As long as they are well, they serve in all the ways they can, but what if the cat is suffering from severe ailment?
When to put down a cat
If the cat is an elderly one or if it is with an ailment that cannot be cured then we cannot even imagine the pathetic situation of the kitty. There is an option of ending the life of the cat, this sounds harsh but if the kitty has a tough time every minute it lived with an ailment that cannot be cured it is one of the commonly practiced methods. The cat may show symptoms which convey the message that the feline is going through the final stages of its life. The symptoms include a change in the appearance of the cat, low body temperature which is quite common in the final stages of the life of the cat. Cat also sleeps for a longer duration than he usually does. They start hiding because it knows that it is unwell and may fall prey to any other animal. The cat gets so weak that it can’t make a move.
What is Euthanasia?
Euthanasia can merely be defined as the process of ending the life of a cat without causing any pain. When veterinarian decides that the cat is suffering from an illness that can’t be cured, he injects anesthesia into the body of the cat and makes sure that the cat loses its consciousness. For the next step, all the family gets together to watch their favorite pet spend his final moments. Now the veterinarian injects the anesthesia in larger dosage. It reaches out to the heart and causes cardiac arrest allowing a tranquil death to the pet leaving everyone in grieve.
How much does it cost to put a cat down?
The cost to put your cat to sleep varies from place to place.
One of the factors that influence the cost is the location of the veterinarian.
Burial laws of the city in which you live also play a decent role in affecting the cost.
In well-developed cities, you are allowed to bury your pets only in the pet cemetery thereby increasing the cost.
One of the most important factors could be the size of the cat. The cost of euthanasia is high for larger cats compared to smaller cats.
Overall it costs a great member of our family.