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My cat Kato received a small (minor) scratch to his eye a couple days ago, after which was immediately flushed with saline solution.
We've been checking on him periodically for the last 48 hours and the scratch appears to be gone however he's been keeping his eye closed or half shut. There's no swelling, no weeping, and no apparent pain when you touch the eyelid, and I checked for abscesses, but there are none of those as well.
What is going on; why is he keeping his eye closed? Is there something else I should check for?
We're in tight money these days so we really can't afford to take him to the vet if it's a problem that's small enough for us to be able to take care of, but we love our cat dearly and will take him if need be.
I'm slightly worried =/ I don't want to ignore something that could be potentially problematic to him later on, so please, if anyone can give advice or help I'd appreciate it!

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1386106888084501

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I'm so glad to find info on this subject.I have been in vet field for over 20 years and have never seen a healthy 11 year old cat die in minutes with no signs of illness moments prior. Yesterday my head strong energizer bunny Sassy,an 11 year old tortie that had never been sick a day in her life,came to her forth of July breakfast from sleeping with my son.My husband fed her and my 4 other cats their usual breakfast. He was going fishing so went to put his shoes on in other room, within a minute he heard her scream. (Her brother always screams when he throws up a hair ball so my husband anticipated to be cleaning up puke but instead found my beautiful lil cat sassy flat out on the floor. ) He screamed for me and I flew out of bed and found her unresponsive on floor with my other cats peering into room wondering what happened. She was not breathing at all. I picked her up looking for foam, injuries or obstruction in her throat...no signs of anything out of normal except she was dead and within seconds after my husband heard her scream. All of my 20 years in vet service there was nothing I could do for her to revive her...and of course its Fourth of July so my vet wasn't open. I have never seen any cat do this and was at a loss. My instincts tell me heart attack but my vet says cats don't have heart attacks. Can be born with heart defects which she wasn't but don't have heart attacks like dogs....right now I'm devastated, shocked and looking for some sort of answer so I can stop all this guilt of not having opportunity to save her from whatever had happened...wondering if anyone out their had cat diagnosed with heart worms and this was their end result....unfortunately only way to stop this from happening to others is if we start doing necropsy when this happens to see what caused these tragedies. I have been present at these and they are horrendous to see our loved ones go thru but it's what needs to be done to find answers then preventions. In Sassy's case necropsy wasn't possible since my vet didn't open until today. I am making myself crazy with questions of what happened...All I can do now is know she didn't suffer, had 11 years with our family, she was extremely pampered, loved, slept in bed with my son and shared her life with us ,her brother and her 3 step sisters and brothers...Sassy puss you were one of a kind and will be missed forever..please come visit whenever you can....Rainbow bridge is a magical place.....

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bex1998

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My 1 year old manecoon died last year a couple of days before Christmas. He came into my house, went into the bathroom, had a seizure and died. I recently found out that my neighbor (who hates any type of animal) had kicked my best friends cat and leaves antifreeze outside to kill cats and dogs that go through his yard. I'm so mad because my cat always stayed around my property and loved people. Loki didn't deserve that. 

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jakefffffg

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my kitten gust dead it was meowing and then not long later dead

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shelbycakes

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Our kitten passed this morning at about three am. He had no symptoms two days ago, his symptoms began yesterday around ten am. He was extremely lethargic, unable to walk correctly, was not blinking his eyes, was cold in comparison to our other kittens, and seemed very out of it. We tried calling all available vets in our area (we live in Cambodia), and they weren't able to see him until the following day. We had arranged to take him first thing in the morning, and have given him some milk and egg mixture that seemed to help perk him up a bit, but during the night he passed. We had been checking on him hourly, and while he seemed very weak he was still fighting. We're heartbroken and there is no autopsy for cats available here. We're frightened for our other kittens (who we've been watching very carefully since the onset of his illness) and our dog. Has anyone experienced anything like this? I'm afraid that it might've been viral or contagious for our other animals. 

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1612056112417903

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My cat died of feline cardiomyopathy two days ago. She was lying outside in the tall grass in the shade. I thought she was sleeping. I thought I saw her chest move. She liked to sleep outside.

When I can back a couple of hours later she was still in the same position. I thought that was unusual. So I went to touch her. She was dead and rigor mortis had already set in.

I did not know this could happen. She did not show any signs of illness. Just a little lethargic from the summer heat. Gone. So sudden. I am getting over it. 




Hi all,
  Our much loved kitty, named Tomita (we changed the name from Tommy once we realised she was a girl!) passed away yesterday. She was fine in the morning, no issues at all - but when dad came home from dropping mum of to work, within the hour, he noticed that she was lying down underneath her favourite chair in our patio. In her last moments, it looked like she was trying to reach her safe place but didn't make it. She was almost 10 years of age, and she had such a good life with us. It was difficult making the 1 metre grave for her, and then much harder to wrap her up in my dad's jacket (her favourite sleeping mat!) and then covering her with her things - her food plate, hair brush - and her toys.
  I haven't lived with them for many years, but Tomita was my comfort in the cold days, the silly days, the stressful days and the best days - she loved my daughter. She was such a good girl. We could swear she though my mum (Tomita's rescuer) was her own mum. One time, when my mum went overseas for a 2 week holiday, Tomita spend 3 days waiting outside the bathroom for her - not eating, nor drinking. Such loyalty in cats doesn't surprise me. When we found her yesterday, she was lying down, her tongue slightly out - with some saliva, her paws and face were wet. I estimate that it was either choking on a hairball or undiagnosed kidney/renal problem due to the diet our vet made her go on (Purina teeth something or other). Before that, when she was good, we just fed her raw meat but she lost a tooth and the vet said we should giver her dry food to help sustain dental health. Anyhow, we always look for a cause or someone to blame - but all I can say is, thank you Tomita - and thanks to our Creator for the momentous joy you brought to us all. Goodbye Tomita, we miss so much.

Thanks for reading.

I was reading through the blogs how people were hurt from the passing  of their
sweet pets. 
It is hard to lose your friend. We lost our angel also. We were so hit with grief It hurt meaning literally hurt. I took our angel and prepared her. I was hoping she had a seizure and will awaken, stupid when I know better. No she passed on. We had her cremated. It was evil how people try to take advantage of you. I called 5 places to arrange for her cremation. Each place had a different price with different rules set by themselves to profit not take care of the grieving person. I am very educated but pain and loss had no difference to the pain. I kept my head level while checking around. I finally went to Bideawee  in NY. They were respectful, kind and fair in price. I called for the appointment in the morning and she was done by 4 pm. This was prefect, we could grieve her at a showing private and knew whose cremations we were getting. That was my worry, many places mix and do not give you the pet you had. By keeping my head just clear enough ensured I got my cat back and done properly. MY cat hissed and hissed when she woke up as though she did not know where she was. She had a generic problems for breathing, she was dump by her mother for snoring and IBS. She could not eat any beef, and it had to be her way or the highway. She was a true alpha ruler with a sweet kindness to her pet parents. She would tap you when she wanted extra fresh water or more food. She would examine the food for her pet sisters and brothers before the food could be distributed. She was a character who was part dog and part bat. We will miss her always. We knew we would loss her first but she was with us for a short time. We gave her a good clean, healthy, satisfying life. She was my driving buddy when I went out. She went everywhere with me and loved it. This is my darling angel. I express all comfort and healing to you all. It does get better with time.  I know I can never never never replace her nor do I wish to. It would be a true hard class to fulfill. She was a Pixie-Bob American Curl with unique characteristics, but I loved her for her sweet personality. I raised her from 2wks old when she was dumped. It was the fact she was a true fighter for life that I made me love her. She enjoyed life. I will try to take this on as a human. This will be a hard act to follow. People do not take to people losing cats. So stay away from them. Go to people who have cats, go to places with cats, only there will you get understanding. You had a lose so go where people understand cats. I wish you all peace and it get better with time. Keep the spirit of your little one in your heart where it will continue on regardless. That is what these special angels leave for us. 

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leonsmom

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On Tuesday I came home from work and found our beautiful 2 year old Leon dead. I've found comfort here reading of so many who had the same horriying experience. It's so hard to believe it even happened, having no signs of illness before this. He was a handsome, intelligent, active & so loving Maine coon. I've now learned about CMV, which I was told, had been eliminated from his bloodline. We also know its impossible to know exactly what happened without necropsy.  I am having a terrible time getting through this loss. I empathise with all of you out there who've had to endure it also.

I came home for lunch and my cat Nina was just fine and when I got home about 4 hours later from work, she was dead in the living room. She had thrown up everywhere. Had not been sick ever. She was 8 years old. I wonder if she choke to death with maybe food she had been eating or maybe hair balls. The biggest shock and so so hurt. Just like my brother he was getting ready to go to work and just died. These deaths are so much harder.  Any suggestions thank you

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