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Hi Can anyone help ? all the cats I have had before have been spade so this is all new to me . we got a Russian blue kitten who is 10 months old now and she has had 3 lots ok coming into heat the last 2 were only about 2 weeks apart and were before Christmas , it has now been 5 weeks since the last one and I was just wanting to know if that is normal to have such large gaps between . She is an indoor cat so has never been out so no chance of her being pregnant but at some point in her future we would like her to have kittens . Just wanted to know if everything is ok with her , should I be worried that it has been so long since the last cycle . Any advice would be much appreciated . thanks  

On Tuesday morning of this week, our cat, Flower, died suddenly.  It has been very traumatic for us.  He was nine had been to the vet six months prior and had no symptoms of anything.  He experienced the same morning he always did, with the same energy level.  He bounced around the bed for a while, knocked some stuff off my dresser, the usual.  With no warning, he suddenly cried out, collapsed in a seizure with a little bit of foam at his mouth and was dead in seconds! 

My fiancee could not abide an autopsy.  Can anyone help me?  I need to know what likely happened in order to put this behind me.  Any idea what might have happened to him? 



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My cat books ran out my door 3 days ago I looked everywhere for it couldn't find it. I left for work and my daughter was left to look for it she couldn't find it either. The next morning I found it outside on the grass dead with her eyes popped out the socket. I don't know what happened to it I asked all the neighbors no one has seen or heard anything. I have a question does cats get longer and skinnier when they die? My heart is so broken I cannot stop crying.

Gadget has been sick for a few months now, thyroid problem, congestive heart failure, and pleural effusion. He is terrified of strangers. I almost lost him in October from stress. He was on fortekor, Furosemide and Methimazole. He was taking his meds regularly until the last few days where i noticed a change him. More lethargic eating drinking less. breathing difficulty. Though he always was able to cuddle with me. We were inseparable, wherever i was in the house he was with me.I started giving him baby food and treats just to get him to eat. Finally i made the decision the 23rd of December that I will ask the vet  technician to come over and give him an injection of the diuretic, hoping it would help him breathe, and it that didn't work i would have him euthanisized. What occured next was terrible, the minute he saw the technician he had a panic attack and couldnt breathe he started foaming at the mouth, i took him outside hoping air would help, he was completely in distress, i brought him back into the house on a pillow, he jumped off fell and hid behind a speaker and started convulsing, screaming , in no way did i want him ever to die like this , i couldn't reach him and when i finally was able to he was almost gone. i rocked him , i feel sooo bad that i did this to him , he was my everything . This whole ordeal took 25 minutes and they were the worst 25 minutes of my cats life. The technicians here are not licensed to euthanize and my poor little baby suffered soo much. I feel completely guilty that i did this to him. he was my scotchtape. :(

Hi, my name is Symba. I was found on the street and now have a new home. My owner is not sure what breed I am. Can anyone tell what I am?

Any info on these breeds would b helpful. Thanku



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just wondering if anyone has ever had a cat that has all of a sudden become ill? 
My cat is 17 years old and this morning she was absolutely fine, her normal happy self meowing for your attention and wanted up, myself and my family went out and we were gone for 5 hours at a push, when we came back home we were greeted to her laying on the kitchen floor curled up meowing so when I picked her up I thought nothing of it so I put her back down where she was and she just collapsed over, I poked her up again and she was okay, but one of her back paws was limp and just hanging there, I tried moving it but she has absolutely no feeling in it. She cannot walk well anymore she is just dragging that paw along the ground, but it doesn't hurt when it's touched, she still try's to walk but can't do it well, anyone know what this can be? Vets are all shut and keeping a close eye on her. She's also an indoor cat. 



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My 16 yr old cat yesterday had a trip to the vets to get his teeth sorted some cleaned and some removed. He also has a hyper thyroid condition tgat he is on meds for.
Everything went fine e during the procedure and during the treatment he was given a sedation. 
When I went to pick him up the vet said he was coming round very slowly this was a few hours after the surgery. So I returned a little later and he was still well out of it. He was paddling bit like kneeding but using the full legs to move and mainly just his back legs. He was also unable to stand. I brought him home and he had a fit in the car, once inside he then had a few more fits so I took him to the emergency vet they gave him diazipan which stopped the fits however during all this from picking him up at tea time till the following morning he was awake. Also hadn't eaten anything since 8pm the evening b4. He was now hardly moving so we went back to the vets first thing and they took him for the day and monitored him. He has managed to eat while there and again this evening he is back home with me and has eaten a fair bit like 4 spoons of high protein cat dinner. However he's been asleep for a while now and was most of the time while at the vets he's not really with it at all and is eating by licking the food from my had while totally incapacitated in his bed. He's had a few wees just in the bed and the vet helped him have one so he's not dehydrated.  We think he might have had a stroke or the fits have caused damage and also the added complications of the meds and his underlying thyroid problem. I was hoping that someone might have had a cat in a similar way and hear what they had to say to see what his recovery chance is as basically he's bed ridden at the moment. It's worth mentioning he can feel his toes and responds to his feet being touched. Right now he's just asleep and I'm hoping the lack of movement is just due to him being that exhausted.  Any story's or advice or help would be greatly appreciated. 



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Will my Portuguese Water Dog be ok with my two month old kittens? 

Hi, I am a little confused about what breed of cat to get because originally I was thinking a Burmese but read that it is better to have 2 as they require a lot of attention.


This will be our first indoor cat, our 11yr old dog recently passed away :-(


So if anyone can help with breed selection, that would be great!


Here is some info:

* I have two young boys, school age (5yr and 7yr)

* The cat would be on its own only 3 days a week (approx 8.30am - 3.30pm), I only work 3 days a week. Obviously on the weekends we might go out on Sundays...etc and on my days off I might duck out to the shops...

* It would be an only cat, we really don't want a second cat.

* I would love the cat to be playful, but also love to snuggle on our laps.

* I really don't like the idea of having a lot of hair around on the furniture or clothing, so would prefer a low shedding cat. Am I right in saying that even domestic cats shed quite a bit in comparison to some other breeds?

I really want to choose the right breed, your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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