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Last week my cat started to refuse his snacks and for him that was unusual.  He always just went somewhere and plopped down so his energy wasnt anything new however on Monday he seemed more down and didnt eat antthing really could have been a few days and I wanted to take him to Vet but hubby said no not eating isnt anything to go to vet for.  I woke up tuesday morning and my hubby said you better take him in he isnt breathing great.  So I rushed him down there about 12 min ride and he was screaming his usual i hate this cage and i know where were going dont do it so that was nothing new. When we got there the vet took him and he was screaming --- she came out and told me his heart was enlarged and went through too much info but bottom line is he has cardiomyopothy.  She said he was in critical condition so she put him on oxygen --I came back to see him and he just seemed to get upset when he saw me and was crying out for me but I wanted him to calm down to get oxygen because they had to stabilize him and then we were gooing to take him to pet cardioligist.  I went home and no sononer than I got there she told me he was worse and the next step would be intubeation--i said do what it takes to keep him alive.  When I arrived they were suctioning the liquid from his lungs and hand pumping (breathing for him) and lacix wasnt drawing the liquids out.  He was half knocked out so I just watched and when my husband came we talked to vet who said his survival was grim.  So we did what we thought would be best for him and put him down.  I am devistated and play it over and over in my mind--He was screaming doesnt that mean he had decent lung function? Did I jump the gun and couold have saved him?  I miss him terribly.



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Im Sooo Heart Broken;( my Buddy Boots just passed away in front of me, we woke up this moring as normal he had treats,and was looking out screen door on his back legs ,turned around & could not walk tried twice seemed like he had a sieuzre ! meowed hissed ,i was holding his head screaming his named he Purred & i think he pasted then,was panicex picked him up & drove to Vets,talking to him whole time,they did CPR ,they said he had gone:(;( he was my love...Vet said it was thromboses ,sorry for spelling. 

I cannot beleive my Boy is he gone;(Broken Hearted



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My cat has her quirks, nothing to be concerned about i think but one thing bothers me that i don't understand. When I arrive home she will hide behind the couch for some reason. I just wonder what it is all about. she did not always do this just the last couple of years. she is about 15 yrs. old and we have a very good relationship.

Three days ago we noticed a lump on my cats forehead just above her nose. It was very large. It burst and we thought it was an abscess. The next day she was very quiet and didn't go outside like she always done and was off her food. Her breathing became very rapid so I took her straight to the vets. They said she had a slight temperature which would be causing her heavy breathing. And prescribed antibiotics. 12 hours later I had her at the after hours vets as she was hardly breathing and was brining up clear yellow fluid. They done exrays and it showed a lot of fluid in her lungs and chest cavity and there was not it we could do as she was in so much pain. I still have so many questions. Like why didn't the first vet check her lungs? If he did she might still be alive. I just wish I could bring her back I'm so lonely without her. She was my family. My daughter. 



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First and foremost I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this story: The street on which I live has a number of strays running around, breeding by the litters. I put out food and water everyday for them and although I truly wish I could keep them all, this little fellow who I have named 'Bonzo' was scampering around my backyard. With two other cats of my own, Tigerlily and my little fighter of a feline Scooter (who was born with an enlarged heart and asthma). I was able to bathe Bonzo, feed him, and look after him for a few days. After the 3rd day the poor little guys health was not improving. The other morning his health hit an all time low, I rushed him to the vegetarian hospital where the vet told me, that by the time he went back to check on him, he would be gone but Bonzo had another idea and that was to LIVE. They put him on oxygen, gave him cortisone shots, and a number of other antibiotics. The vet, being a business structure all in all asked what the budget was for this little guy and for the life of me I wasn't able to put a price to his question. He now has now been at the vets for the past two days. He's been in and out of a coma but he is a fighter with a fighting chance. I ask whomever is reading this to take the time to consider donating to help to continue to save his life. Not one to ask for hand outs, he has me by the heart. Any donation, nothing is too small. Any questions or concerns please feel free to ask. PLEASE HELP SAVE BONZO! He is currently at: VCA Adler Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in North Hills, CA Call and ask about Bonzo Phone: 818-893-6366 Phone: 818-891-4472 Below is the link to his fundraiser picture included: Thank you for your time. Much love to you and yours.



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Just introducing myself. I'm jay and cats are cute11

I am doing to just give the details, the first Discussion I typed timed out because it was too long, lol.

I have a 12 year old American Short Hair, 19 Lbs, indoor only.  Has had a senior check up with 2 follow up vets visits in the last 2 months. He is a special diet and has had tests to rure out that he  has diabetes because of his weight .
He has been licking himself bald, often resulting in bleeding. Vet said he has OCD and prescribed Kitty Prozac which leaves him being doped up. He is still licking non stop. He often jumps up and meows like something bit him (which it has not). He also had a recent steroid shot to help, which it has not. 
Two weeks ago he started to pee outside the cat box. I have had him for 5 years (daughters cat- new grand baby is allergic) and he has never done this. So now I have to baby gate him in the tiled laundry room where his cat box (and food and water of course) instead of him having the usual run of his kingdom. There has been no changes in our home to upset him.
I am extremely sad at the thought of having to put him down, but believe in quality of life. Can I have some advice or opinions. I apologize about rambling just trying to get all details in.

Greetings everyone,

I have a 4 years old cat since 2 years.

2 weeks ago I adopted a 1 year old cat.

I have followed Jackson Galaxy's method on introducing two cats. I have taken it really slow; I allowed them to see each other AFTER introducing scent, peeping through doors and sharing meal times across the door. In short, I did all my research on introducing both.

Now when I allowed both kitties in one room my problem is,

They just sit there hissing and growling at each other. None of both came forward to at least sniff one another. None of both attacked each other (Thanks Goodness) But only the hissing and growling continues whenever they face each other. The result is my older/resident cat just backs off and moves out of the room slowly as if she gets scared of the new kitty. This has been happening from 5 days. Same thing.

Is this normal?

If this running away continues how will they get closer, sniff each other and make friends?

Am I doing something wrong?

Do I have to do something else?


Sorry for the long post, Please guide me.

Hi. I have lost two cats in the past 5 months.  I know I am going to cry the whole time I write this.  :(  I have owned a cats my whole life, so this is not something I am new at or a lack of knowledge.  I rescued a cat from the humane society at 10 months old.  She lived with us for a year and 3 months.  Georgia was a dilute calico, ragdoll, and maybe some coon.  She was the most amazing cat I have ever owned.  I noticed that she never really peed a lot but didn't think too much about it because she was on the petite side.  But she really peed a fourth of amount than my other cat did.  She peed consistently, just not a huge amount.  I noticed she stopped grooming herself, had lost weight, and didn't want to eat.  She was kinda acting weird for a week, but nothing to give off that I knew she was sick per say.  I took her to the vet and they ran blood work and she was in renal failure.  Her levels were off the charts on some of the things.  She was dying and they said it was best to put her down.  Worst day ever! She died the day before Thanksgiving. I didn't understand how this could happen.  The vet mentioned something toxic and we went through the typical list and nothing made sense.  I don't have plants, no meds on the floor or for her to get access to, no antifreeze, etc.  She was an indoor only cat as well.  I know that when I look back on pictures now, I can see 3 weeks prior that her fur didn't look as nice as normal, etc.  I didn't notice anything during the time though as a red flag.  Her breath had turned to smelling bad over a few months, but didn't think too much about that because pet's breath aren't the best smelling things. 

So, I researched galore on what could have happened.  Read about how dry food diet are hard on kidney, looked up any toxin possible, read how a water fountain promotes more drinking to hydrate kidneys, etc.  I knew I wanted a ragdoll so I sought out a reparable breeder.  I didn't go to joe smoe, but someone who knew what they were doing, had lots of history, everything checked out.  We got a kitten from her.  We did get the kitten pretty fast after Georgia because my youngest son was having an extremely hard time with her loss.  Samson, the new kitten, arrived.  He stayed in my room for the first two weeks with a little supervised downstairs time.  We finally let him out during the day when we were out more.  He was so little and our house was so big, I was paranoid that he would pee somewhere on accident or get lost, so I watched him like a hawk.  Plus, he was like a dog.  He never left my side, ever! We had guest come into town, so he was babied all day long and no one let him out of their site because they wanted to be with him. He ate expensive food (dry and wet) and had a new water fountain.  I did everything to make sure this cat was not going to have a problem!  Within 2 weeks and 5 days of having him, he seemed to not feel good.  My vet friend said it was probably upset tummy from the different wet food.  I thought he was dying because I just did this and was SO paranoid!  He threw up a tiny bit two times.  The next morning was the same.  I knew something was wrong in my gut.  I took him to the vet ER.  They did an x-ray and blood work.  He did have wet gas in his belly, but his bloodwork said KIDNEY FAILURE!  I can not tell you how devastated I felt and shocked.  Vet and I went through the whole toxic thing again.  He tells me it doesn't sound like you have anything.  The kitten had been in my room and in the our living room/kitchen only.  He was always with someone too.  HOW IS THIS HAPPENING AGAIN!?!?!?!  The vet told me that my identical situation happened to his wife and him and they are both vets.  He said he thought it was really bad luck.  Samson died 3 weeks after we got him. 

I flipped my house upside down praying to find something so I can just know why!  Nothing!  Nothing is here!  I have gone through theories galore about it.  Is it the tap water, is it something in my hard wood floors, is my house poisoned somehow, etc.  I have come to a dead end on every theory.  I am so scared to get a cat and have something happen again.  I have been reassured by many that it is not going to happen and it what was it was.  Our breeder is replacing the kitten with a little older one that will be from a different mother and father eventually.  I don't know what I am looking for as far as an answer, but I just wanted to know if anyone has ever had something like this happen or ideas of what it could be.  Also, I do have a dog that has lived in our current house for 2 years.  None of my cleaning habits or products have changed either.  I did have a cat for 13 years before.  The only difference is we are in a new house that we rent. 

This is an extremely hard and sensitive thing for me to share and tell a bunch of people.  I appreciate anything you can offer me.  Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

I have a 5-year old female Ragdoll who has always been a bit small in frame.  I also have a 4-year old male Singapura.  They never had food problems until about 4 months ago.  My cats could eat about anything and they did well.  

About 4 months ago I switched dry food and it was a really bad mistake.  They began vomiting and lost weight.  I tried to switch back to the old food, but they still vomited that food now.  The Ragdoll went from 14 pounds down to 9.  She couldn't hold anything down.  I took both cats to the vet, and tried a new food, a soft food (Wellness, Turkey) and they were fine with that food.  

Both cats have gained back SOME of the weight, and they never vomit now.  But the Ragdoll is now around 11 pounds and eats well, and the Singapura is still about 1 pound lighter than before this all happened.  He's about 6.5 pounds now.

They eat well, like the food, and seem healthy and active.  But should I be worried that they never returned to their dry food weight?  

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