My kitten died - What caused it? [Details in the post]
Sudden death of Kitten
Background info:Living in the house - Indoor and outdoor spay and neutered cats with a neutered dog.Mother healthy, no problems birthing and attentive. 4 week old kittens are active with no signs of illness still nourished solely by mothers milk. Last night - 10pm "Gorgo" one of the kittens was going to sleep and started meowing. Not seeming to need anything and just having been fed by mama we all went to bed. 4 am I awoke hearing a kitten's loud cry. It was so loud I thought it had made it all the way to my room. I found her lying on her blanket, and it seemed like she was crying out in her sleep. "nightmare?" After going back to bed, the sound of her cry rang in my head (it was not a normal meow) and I got back up to double check her. She was gasping for air and died in my hands in minutes.My first thoughts: Dog had been put out for the night.Our neutered male cat had caused her injury. But after close examination I saw no signs of puncture wounds or wet fur. Second thoughts: Mama kitty has been fierce about any cats coming down the hall let alone in the same room and she was not alert when I went into the room. Perhaps their was something causing colic or an obstruction in the bowels?This is a mystery and was hoping we could all narrow it down a bit. My 9 yr old daughter wants to be a vet and is needing answers.My question is - What are the likely causes of death?
Cats going crazy
I have a cat that is about a year old and got very sick all of a sudden vomiting, stopped eating after $1000.00 at the vet they couldn't find anything wrong with him. Advised me to put him down I couldn't do it so I brought him home. After 2mths he is still eating but broke out from something constantly itchs and has huge sores. Our vet doesn't want to give steroid shot because of history but we gave tried antibiotic steroid spray and anthesiame. Today when we came home its like he is losing his mind and is jumping and meowing like he's never done. Is it possible for a cat to go mad?
Meggs, our friend and companion
Meggs, our two year old indoor ginger cat died a week ago and we have no idea why. He was my best friend and I am so sad as is my wife. We buried him in the front yard and bought a rose bush with two flowers on it, one for each year of his life. He will be remembered with fond memories and I am so sad that he was taken too soon.
Current cats terrified of new cat
I have two cats, brother & sister orange tabbies, about
two years old that I adopted as kittens. They are very good cats – affectionate, happy
and friendly to other humans.
Enter Max, the black cat: After three years separated, my wife moved
back in last year along with Max. We raised Max from a kitten over eight years
ago. He’s extremely affectionate with us, but skittish around other humans.
Max is like a Disney story. A few years ago he got lost in
northern California. While lost he crossed two interstates and survived eight
months in a state park until the park ranger finally earned his trust, found
his chip and got us reunited. He’s obviously a tough little guy.
The problem: My cats (Dexter & Stella) are terrified of
Max. At first, last year, Max was aggressive with them, but now it appears he
just wants to buddy up so we can all sleep in the same bed together. Max chases
them sometimes, but I haven’t seen him attack. If cornered, Dex & Stel hiss
and growl, and sometimes reflexively poop. When Max is upstairs my cats run to
the top of the refrigerator. But, when Max is downstairs, or appears to be gone,
Dex & Stel are back to normal as if nothing ever changed.
Does anyone have a suggestion how to get cat harmony here? We
thought about locking all of them together in a room for a while, forcing Dex
& Stel to accept Max. But I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Please help!
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Cat Loves Cardboard
My cat loves to sit in boxes. Fair enough. I know several kitties who like that. But my cat also loves to chew up the boxes, tear off the cardboard, even eat it sometimes. He has a "bed" that encloses him like box and is soft and made of material, but he won't use it. He wants to sit in boxes and then rip pieces off with his teeth. Is this behavior a sign of a health problem? Is there a way to get him to stop ripping up the boxes without banning them because he loves to sit in them so? Thanks for any help
cat tremor maybe
yesterday my cat's left front leg shaking. she produces a loud noise when I touch her feet. sounds like a pain. today left its back legs shaking. she only used the front and rear right leg to move. what is the disease that she faced. is likely she suffered a sprained foot?
is my cat strange
My cat Lumpy let's me rub her belly without attacking me. I can tell her to "show me your belly" and she will roll over on her back. My friends think there is something wrong with my cat because this is not normal. Is there something wrong with my pal or is she just a very loving cat?
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