Q. My 17 year old male cat Popcorn is in renal failure for which there is no cure. He has lost alot of weight. How do I know it's time to euthanize?

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A. It is always a difficult decision to make but only you can make that decision. I would recommend being guided by your vet as they have examined him and now how bad he is. Once it starts affecting his quality of life, and he seems depressed, not wanting to eat or play it is probably the right time as you don't want him to suffer.

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