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lawrence

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Please, what do I need to do to make my boerboel stay loyal and humble to me

My Cat Poppy and I were up at the cottage just to get a few things done to close up for winter including an appointment that I had to put on my snow tires.
On the weekend.. Saturday night to be exact I heard a bit of a stir which was normal but looked over to the corner of the room and Poppy was on her side and very disoriented.. I picked her up and moved her to the bed where she "came too" and then she was seemingly fine until she heard my voice ... and she went and hid under the bed..  for the night.  She was not a happy kitty and everytime I would try to talk her out from under the bed she would growl at me in fact she even lunged at me at one point.. she didn't seem to know me.  It's a snow storm now so I am calling around cottage country to see if I could find a vet .. because the vet clinics are all closed.. anyway they could not help me but said just to keep an eye on her it might be that she got into something.. or perhaps she is constipated.. give her some metamucil.  
Turns out the next day.. now Sunday she was a little tired but back to her normal self again... purring and eating and following me all over the place.  Monday again.. after speaking to the clinic they said it sounds like she got into something so I decided to take her in for an exam on Tuesday or Wednesday...they said just bring her in.    Monday she was perfectly fine.. a little needy...  I put a litter box in my bedroom and worked on my laptop in bed so we could snuggle.. and remember thinking she hadn't used it she must be using the other one.  So many flashbacks of what we did and trying to recall everything to search for clues.   Monday just as usual we go to sleep together.. she did her regular song and dance....   when I woke up on Tuesday a litle later than normal I found her on the couch and she had passed away.  No vomit or urine, no blood.. she was in her usual sleeping position in her regular couch spot...  it blew me away.     I am not even that concerned with what took her life..  I am absolutely consumed with grief and guilt and wish that I could have seen signs..  I think Poppy tricked me into thinking she was ok for the last day because all I did was hug her and tell her how pretty she was and that I was scared that she was going to leave me... and i remember thinking how much I appreciated her and promised never to take her for granted again.   The sadness is crushing me and I don't know how to move past the guilt.  I know that the outcome might have been different if there was not a storm and I took her in right away.. if we didn't come to the cottage and I was closer to our regular vet.. if I had just seen the signs I was even obsessing over her littler  box to see if she had urinated enough... and I keep looking back for signs.  I think if I can push through the guilt I can begin to heal but it's consuming me.. I'm still up here and the lonliness is agonizing ...  my Poppy licked away many tears and  was always around me.. she gave me way more than I could have ever given her and I will always ge grateful for her.   I loved her so much and feel like I let her down.  Thank you for letting me share my story.    C

many religious leaders including Billy Graham and Pope Francis believe pets go to heaven.  This comforts me. 

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dogbreedsector

In Dogs

have a breed of dog list same couple of doga and cats.

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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napster

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my cat Rocky, of about 6 years, passed away tonight. several hours before, he was perfectly fine. I come home and he had vomited and pooped everywhere, and was lying in the kitchen on his side, drooling, eyes wide. he passed away shortly after. I don't know what caused it, and we won't be able to pay to see what happened. but he was a wild one, an adventurous cat, and loved picking fights. he was my baby boy.he swiped at me when he was hungry, and curled up with me in bed. I'm afraid someone put down rat poison, or he was bitten by a snake. if anyone has any thoughts, anything counts.

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marshalljohnny

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My 12 year old Red Nose has recently started eating leather belts. She doesn't have a history of chewing and is usually very picky about her food (she will not eat anything thats not cut up for her first) She is spoiled. I know. However, could this be a sign of something serious. 

So I just took my almost 2 year old labradoodle on his first hike.  He is very sociable, playful, friendly, etc.  I have always been very regular with walks twice a day and playtime at the park, etc.  He's a very happy puppy.  However, he still pulls when other dogs or other people walk by.  So I decided to get him a backpack for our hike because I heard this give them something to focus on while on hikes to help with pulling, etc.  It was not heavy, I put a water bottle in each pouch and some treats.  He seemed fine walking around with it.  But on the hike, he whined consistently.  We were with a friend and her dog and it was obvious the backpack was not too heavy because my dog had no problem trying to keep up but whined the entire hike.  Although happy (major tailwagging), people stopping to take his picture and petting him, he was obviously very happy.  So why was he so whiny?  

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jocomp

In Cats

my 9 month old kitten was found deceased outside. Someone found her and took her to the vets. The vet assumed she had been run over but she didn’t have a mark on her. On the morning she died she was very late to get up and went back to her bed mid morning. This was unheard of. She also used to pant when she used to run and she had put on a lot of weight around her tummy. Could she have died of a heart issue? It was all very sudden, we don’t live on a busy road. 

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