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My heart is broken right now, because my beloved Theo, "Mr. Kitty", died suddenly today. I ate lunch with a friend and returned three hours later. I played around with my dogs and walked down the hall to my room and saw him lying on the ground. I could tell right away he was dead, because he's the friendliest cat in the world and would always greet me when I walked by him. Sure enough, he wasn't  breathing  and his jaw was locked shut and his legs were stuff. I screamed out for about ten minutes at , I was absolutely hysterical. He was such a wonderful sweet cat. He was only 5 yyears old. He was a strictly indoor cat and was pretty healthy. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what could have happened. He had vomited a few times this year a clear liquid. But this was three three times over the course of a year. His coat had become slightly dull and had begun to collect dandruff, but I attributed it to the fact that he sometimes ate dog food, which he always has done on the sly.  I had switched my cats (I have a another cat, Phoebe) to freeze dried raw food from Stella and Chewys and he loved it, but i suddenly had to switch back to Taste of the Wild due to how expensive Stella and chewys is. He was a strictly indoor cat, in which case I did not take him for his yearly vaccines. So so I am blaming myself for this. I didn't think if he was an indoor cat that yearly shots were really necessary. However now I am not so sure.  I also had given him and Phoebe a Revolve treatment after a couple months off.. I feel like this is all my fault and I could have prevented this. I feel like I am to blame for his death and I just wish I could tell him sorry. I wish I had taken better care of him. I made sure he had fresh water everyday and fresh food. I scratched and brushed him. Maybe I should have played with him more, I just got a puppy and I feel like I neglected him. I am absolutely devastated. I sent him off for a necroscopy so I am anxiously awaiting results to see the exact cause of death. If anyone has any advice for dealing with the sudden death of a pet, I would really appreciate it. 

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carolinasioux

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My cat Moxie died out of nowhere today. She has always been really healthy, nothing wrong she was only 3 years old. She never seemed to have any problems and always went to the vet. We are not sure what it was! She just laid down and died. We found her outside just laying on the cement. We have a fairly big house, and a big yard to where she could roam. I've raised her from a kitten And I'm honestly completely destroyed by this. No foam or anything around her mouth. Her eyes were open. What could have happened? Would really like my mind set to ease.

Today our cat suddenly died he had all his shots healthy only 10 months old a little chunky he was mostly a indoor cat  we left the house for a couple hours when my mother called she had stopped by to visit when she was waiting for us to return she seen him laying beside our chairs she started talking to him he always would meow like he was having a conversation with you he didn't respond she started petting him and realized he was extremely stiff and had foam in and around him mouth there was no pee or poop around we are so heartbroken and have no clue what happened please if anyone may have a clue to what happened please share with me

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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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queenofprussia

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Has anyone ever experienced a cat suddenly start panting heavily and drooling like a dog?  Our torbie Pearl has had periodic episodes like this for about three years.  Thankfully they're rare episodes, and the vets say they're  not likely to be fatal as she is breathing and getting oxygen, but they are scary as hell and we race her to the emergency vet.  The vets cannot find a root cause. She has seen a cardiologist, an internist, and a neurologist, had echocardiograms twice and a brain MRI, all normal.  She has a very teeny bit of asthma, but the vet said not enough to cause this reaction and also we had an asthmatic cat and we know what that looks like and it's not this.  She sometimes vomits before and sometimes loses control of her bladder during (though not always), and just kind of goes down limp and starts open-mouth breathing and drooling.  She comes out of it on her own.  Sometimes it's taken longer and she stayed in oxygen at the emergency vet, and sometimes she's out of it even before we get the carrier to take her.  She hadn't had an attack since last fall then had an attack this morning but was largely out of it by the time I found her under our bed, so we are just letting her be and watching her very closely.
The internist says it's anxiety, but she is not a nervous cat at all. She's the only one of our cats who doesn't bolt when the doorbell rings, the only one that lets strangers pet her, and she doesn't even mind the vacuum cleaner. She's really chill. So if it is a panic attack, it is being driven by something physiological but nobody can figure out what.  We wonder if it is some kind of seizure or perhaps an allergy that she suddenly feels like she can't breathe normally and freaks out.  She's an indoor cat.

Let's recap, a kitten was found on the street 3 days ago, looks a month and a half old. Everyone runs to the vet when a cat suffers something, however, is there any home remedies to treat phlegm vomit? Everything else is fine.

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jazzy

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I came home, my cat seemed tired so was I so I went to bed and the next day I woke up and checked on my cat Jazzy, I first thought he was dead, alone and frantic I think he was in a coma, talked to someone and he was not cold but motionless.  I did not know what to do, called vet when I though he passed and they told me their was only a short time for reviving them.  I was in tears not knowing what to do.  What could have caused him to go into a coma in one day's time without symptoms and then pass?

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caren007

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Hi my name is caren and my cat name was sauke. He was given to me by my boss, they received him from an older women who was unable to care for him. 
When i brought him home him months ago, he quickly adapted. He was so loving and very gentle. He loved cuddling and kissing. He also enjoyed sleeping in the bed, either next to my head with his head and paw on me, or under the covers next to me, no matter what he love curling up on you. He was very clingy not mean at all. 
I was told he was an indoor cat, he enjoyed the window and laying in the door way outside. He never left the yard or went away for long. He would only go outside if i was there and came right back. On friday i went to work and he didn't want to come in, i didn't think anything of it my fiance would be home soon to let him in. When i got home i notice he wasn't around did feel alarmed. I started noticing it was getting later and no sign of him. I went to call him and nothing i decided to go to sleep i would here him if he came to the door. The next morning i still no sign and figured he was lost and i proceeded to look around. I found him laying on the grass from a distance ( few house down) across the street. I wasn't hundred percent positive so i called my fiance and confirmed it was sauke. We gave him a proper burial and he know at a gulf course over looking the the gulf course. When my fiance works. My fiance told me he did not have any broken bones nor blood or foaming. Its strange to me how he was laying there and i still hope that it wasn't sauke. The only other thing we noticed is he was getting too skinny and sauke eat way too much. I would feed him three cans of food big ones and dry food. I was told that was too much but he never threw up. I was told to cut him back. He only ate salmon, tuna he was a bit spoiled, i give him salmon sticks for treat would break it up for him. Please help!! 

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