I know it's never easy when someone asks about when it's time to let your pet go, and that I will end up going with my gut feeling, but... Monty is 21.5. He never really got on with Jasper - Jasper is fine with him now, but he's pretty much decided to live in the (walk-in) airing cupboard & bathroom, and the landing close by. His back legs are suffering from severe muscle wastage and much of the time now, when he walks he's staggering like a drunk and sometimes falls over for pretty much no reason. I can't remember when he last came downstairs. He's getting incontinent - he can do a puddle on the bathroom floor several times in a single day, then be fine for a week. He's never 'leaked' in the airing cupboard or on his bed though. His appetite is good, he calls for his food when it's approaching his tea time, and he likes fuss and attention. He struggles with getting up/walking at times and I'm sure he's in some discomfort, as any human of an equivalent age would be, but I don't think he's suffering particularly. Sometimes he'll be a bit reluctant to get up to come & have a fuss - or he'll try to, then fall off his cushion, and I'll have to pick him up. But he's always managed to get up when I bring his tea! He last went to the vet for a checkup/booster sometime in the spring, and nothing has changed significantly since then - though he's got even more doddery and his bladder's got more iffy. I'm reluctant to take him unnecessarily because he could do without the stress. Last time the vet didn't think any medication/pain relief was needed, though he does tend to be very conservative in his approach. I could ask him to do a home visit to assess him... Thoughts? Quality of life for a cat who sleeps most of the time, rarely walks further than about 10 feet, and - with all the will in the world - doesn't get as much fuss as he'd like as I can't spend hours sitting in the airing cupboard? Has anyone else had a cat who has declined in a similar way?