Question by eyedoc999: Is it unethical to put your cat to sleep for annoying behavioral problems?
For the last 3 years, my cat has crapped everywhere: in addition to inside her litter box, I have found piles on the stairs, next to her litter box, on the bathmat, in closets, under my bed, IN my bed, on doormats, inside the laundry hamper (with freshly laundered clothes), IN my daughters bed. I have tried everything: Yes, I keep the cat box clean– I even have another one for her. I have even tried to keep her out of certain rooms by closing the doors– only to find a pile on the stairs. She is 10 years old and I feed her Iams adult dry food– always have. I have had her for 9 years. I am at my wits end now and I am out of ideas. Is it unethical to have her put to sleep for this? If so, then do you have other suggestions? I love her very much and I don’t know what to do.
I have had her checked by the vet twice, but no problems were found. She is a Sphynx (=hairless), so outdoors is out of the question.
Answer by ♥Jen♥
Yes it is unethical. Talk to the vet about other options before you kill the house cat!
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