I have a sweet and lovable Exotic named Fluffy. We adopted him from a shelter and we were told her had been in a very awful situation. He was used for breeding only and the only contact he had was for samples only. Anyways, he was diagnosed with Feline Herpes and he has a Heart murmur. He has been with us since July 2016. He had been really active and cuddly. Took some time to get him comfy with all of the loving and kisses, but he warmed up. He woke up the other morning and was not his usual self. He has massive diarrhea, losing weight (Can feel his back and bones), His “roundness” is now baggy skin, his fur is matty and lost his usually FLUFFINESS, He is a purer, but this is constant and he has also started hiding. We can feel his murmur on our legs, when he lays on us and he is navigating away from the kitchen. If he does eat, he is moaning before, during and after. I also have given baby food (vet suggestion). He doesn’t us the litter box and can’t make the stairs as much as he had. With the Herpes, it is difficult to know if it is that or a cold. Anyways, I am so upset….He is 8 and had a tough life already. I don’t have a million dollars, but need some guidance. I spoke to a friend and she said that the humane thing is to let him go. He had a great last year with love and kindness. Not to let him go, filled with pain and sadness. I love him so much and I am so torn….This is more about my feelings, I know….I just don’t want him to think I gave up on him
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