Yesterday after much stress we had to put down our oldest cat he was almost 17. I'd had him since I was 5, all our animals are down. Poor little guy really didn't want to go either but he was in so much pain and didn't even want to eat. He also couldn't walk around poor thing kept almost falling over. He will be missed very much, even my gecko was worried about her fuzzy. This cat would walk up to her and rub on her let her sit on him while he purred about it.