It looks like my cat maybe reaching the end of her days. She's 18 and up until a couple of weeks ago was still kittenlike and ultra-active. Since then she's spent more time sleeping than normal, and has lost a lot of weight. Yesterday I noticed she wasn't reacting to sound unless it was very close and she fell a couple of times when climbing up to her water dish. Today she's even worse and is just following me around the house and bedding down near me with her nose on the floor and dribbling slightly. I've got a vets appointment later today but think they are going to say it's her age. My only hope is that maybe it's a gum infection that means she can't eat that if they cure will let her eat again, but I'm not holding out too much hope. She still purrs when I fuss her, but she's not really reacting to anything. So now I'm planning for after her demise (which I hope isn't quite yet). I've checked the local council site and can legally bury her in the garden, but I'm likely to move in 6 months so son't think I want to do that. I've seen some pet cremation services but wonder what other people have done when a cat which is/was a real part of the family dies?