Teddy, our cat, has been with us for almost 4 years now (he is 6 years old). A few weeks ago, he started to act very strange and we were worried, so we bought some medicines for him. Today, after a blood test, it came out that he ad problems with his kidneys and he is in terrible pain. We decided that we will go to the vet (is that the English term of a 'animal doctor ' ?) to let him put to sleep with medications, because it is no longer Teddy anymore.
I am still having a hard time to accept it, because you always have a little hope that the cat will survive, instead of die. But the sadness will fade as the time goes by. I am happy for him that he will be no longer in pain.