Hi Julie , I'm James DVM MRCVS and would like to help you with your question
first let me say how sorry I am for Purdie's disappearance .
I shall try and give you a quick incite as to what might have occurred with her.
you have mentioned that she has been losing weight , and peeing great amount of bad smelling urine
As well she has refused to eat any of her dry food and you need to give her wet food .
Please hold on for as I shall be right back .
yes she had lost a few teeth too.
But still ate fresh cooked turkey,chicken,beef and tuna but only in small quantities as it could make her stools a little loose. was sick a little at Christmas, but was only clear fluid, often seen eating grass just lately before her disappearance.
I shall be back ASAP . my system is causing some problems
Sorry , im back .
Getting back to our former conversation.
The matter at hand is clearly that Purdie has been losing slowly losing weight , which to us signals that something is wrong
wrong on a systemic level meaning that some system might be not functioning very good .
One of the more sensitive systems in the cat is the renal system = the kidneys and they are one of the things us vets suspect has gone wrong the first minuet we see an elderly cat who has been losing weight as well as appetite (or requires changes in diet in order to keep him/her interested in eating) .
I truly feel for the pain you are sensing right now as Purdie is gone from your home and perhaps we shall never know what type of clinical condition has effected her and made her lose weight and act the way she did .
But cast , same as dogs are very noble creatures are gifted with divine understanding of things - far greater then we ever hope to have . They know when time is at an end and so they commence their last journey at the end of which they reach their peace from pain and suffering.
You should not be sad but proud that Purdie knew when her time has come and made that journey , one that many dogs and cat do not get to take as they are euthanized at their vets (only because they are unable to make it further) . She lived a noble life with the people she loved and found a proud way to move on . leaving you with her memory .
yes, I understand what you are saying, that without her here we cannot determine truly the extent of her illness. we loved her dearly ,as She loved us in return, and by taking that journey without us was because She had greater insight, and because She could not go with us present.
You are a smart woman Julie.
I hope you will not be in pain for too long and find it in your heart to give you love to another soul in need of a loving home .
I wish you and your family all the best and I am with you in heart and spirit .
I hope I have helped you and will be glad to answer any other question you might have
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Again - I am here if you need any further help .
Thank you for your professional help, and kind words.You have helped more than you realise.
I am happy to be of service
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