the loss of my cat harvey
I have just been reading some of the posts on here regarding sudden death of our feline friends which have found comforting after reading them after losing my own cat the other daywe had been out for a few hours and my 2 cats came down for some food they had a small snack and then harvey my 13 yr old british short hair just walked towards us and keeled over and that was it he was all limp i tried to bring him back but there was no pre warning or anything and was a very healthy cat it was such a shock we have been heartbroken for days at the loss of him i have since buried him in the garden and made a nice little patch for him with flowers etc so we have somewhere nice to remind us of his time with us also ordered a nice little marker stone for him r.i.p harvey big man
Kitten Sudden Death
My boyfriend and I adopted a 4 week old kitten from our local animal shelter. We asked where the mother was and what happened to these poor kittens. Apparently animal control picked them up from kids who had a lemonade stand and had a box full of kittens that they were giving away for free. We decided to take one home. She was full of energy and loved to cuddle. On Wensday morning I played with her, she cuddled with my and purred while I drank my coffee and she ate her food. I went to work and my boyfriend came home from work, he sent me a video of our kitty. She was playing with him and ate her dinner. My boyfriend later sent me a video of her in her little cat house and she was shaking a little, he thought she was just having a dream, but after she didn't stop he noticed blood coming out of her mouth from her biting her tounge and she was pooping and urniating herself. He called me in a frantic. He picked her up and took her to the sink to wash her off but she wasn't moving. He noticed she wasn't breathing and he tried mouth to mouth and some cpr but it didn't work. He called the animal hospital but they said it'd be too late by the time we got there. I'm still in shock and heart broken over this. It was so unexpected and I have no idea what happened. She didn't show any signs or had any change in behavior. I cried myself to sleep for the next two days. We only had her for a week but she stole my heart. If anyone has had similar situations with their young kitten please let me know if you know what could've happened my kitty, Mileena.
My kitty died today don't know why
Cat passed last night.We had our cat for 13 years. Except the family had to watch her pass right in front of us. She suddenly seemed like she could not breathe, but she wasn't choking on anything and had her mouth open. It happened so fast we didn't know whether to try to help her by blowing air into her lungs or not because of her eye and nose related symptoms. It was late at night, her legs went straight then limp, and we feel guilty because we feel like we could have helped her if we acted sooner or tried CPR. In hindsight I'm guessing it was a heart or blood clot related death, and there was nothing that could actually be done. Her airway was definitely not obstructed, her mouth was open during the event, and she almost immediately voided and went completely still -body and eyes. People have said that most at home CPR does not have a good turn out rate, but we feel absolutely terrible for at least not trying. It was an emotional moment. Very tragic to witness. We loved her. I went through middle school, high school, and college with that cat. But it was her time, and her age and symptoms had caught up with her during a completely peaceful night.She was part of the family. My best friend sometimes. So we buried her in the backyard on the same night after she passed. Rigor mortis set in within the first hour and she was cold and completely rigid by the end of two hours. Feeling her become cold was tough, like we could have done more in the moment. But this is what happens in life sometimes. We cried all night. It seemed like such a harsh way of passing. And it happened so suddenly and quickly. Now, all we can do is meet again on Rainbow Bridge, make her a great memorial in the backyard, and visit and breathe outdoors whenever things get depressing indoors. It's important to learn what to do in these situations, and to find acceptance and forgiveness for what has already happened. The sad reality is that humans out-live cats, and to show as much love as you can during their life and be better educated on what to do during a crisis, or a lifetime. Thank-you for all your support and stories. I hope this helped somebody. We will miss our cat very much...
My beloved, beautiful, full of personality, more like a dog ginger kitty died suddenly last night. The vet thinks he had heart disease. His lungs were full of fluid and his heart was enlarged. I've been crying most of the night and just can't believe he is gone. He was so sweet and happy and precocious. My house will never be the same but what a true honor to have known, loved and adored him. Rest In Peace Flash
cat suddenly died
Hello everyone,I am new here as well and two days ago my four year old male cat died,he was fine when I left him in the morning ,came home and he was on my couch gone.I do have four other cats and one of them was sooo scared he woundnt come near me or my husbnad for like a half a day.We have no clue what happened.He was a healthy cat with no known health problems.We are still in shock as what killed him.Its not the same around here."(
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Hi everyone,My cat Clarence is not in good health. He was FIV positive from the start so that usually makes any diagnosis/prognosis worse. Right now he has been suffering from kidney disease (CKD) and has been taking prednisolone for it- his bloodwork results showed elevated values for creatinine and Blood urea and he's lost a lot of weight. But the worst thing is his extremely low red blood cell count, which is like off the charts. He hasn't been openly losing blood, yet he's very anemic and he doesn't seem to be getting enough nutrition from his diet of only canned high quality food, and recently mostly renal diet food. The doc says it could very well be LYMPHOMA or IBD that is making him have this condition, and because he's FIV + that there's not very much that cn be done for him going forward. Does anyone out there have any experience with this and maybe some tips that they can share with a very depressed cat-mom? thanka.
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