Elderly cat with kidney failure
So my daughters cat is 18 years old. Took him to the vet and has discovered that he is most likely in kidney failure. My daughter is very attached to the cat but I am not. It would have cost me $230 just to get blood work and a urine sample. I declined to get those because of the cost.
The vet has suggested that I at least put him on a prescription diet designed for kidney failure. The cost of the food is outrageous! $2.66 for 1 small can of food, and he would need 2 per day or supplement with the kibble that costs $40/ bag, and it’s not a very big bag.
My question is, would you spend the money on a cat who is likely dying, or would you convince your child to put it down. My daughter is 24, and has severe depression and anxiety and I fear that this may trigger a very depressive episode, but I am the one having to bear the cost. Thoughts??