I took my late grandmother’s cat to the vet today. She is 20+ and I was worried she was suffering. Recently she stopped cleaning herself and her existing issues with face gook have exploded. I had to shave her face and have to bath her every other day and it is still becoming unmanageable. She was pure white and now she is stained entirely brown.
She has lost a lot of weight and her tounge suddenly began sticking out around the time she stopped grooming. The vet suspects she stroked.
I asked if I should put her down but the vet thinks she isnt suffering at all and I should keep up with what little I can do since her time is very near. I just feel terrible when I look at her. It is pretty darn sad. I dont want to remember her this way. I want to remember her being pretty and ignoring my existence the last 4 years I’ve had her.