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liltoycop

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My mini Schnauzer named elsa.she rules the home and rules me.she is so loving and sleeps right next to me having to always touch me while she is sleeping. As I sit in the recliner she lays at the foot between my legs on op of a comforter.she is spoiled but rightfully so.shes the love of my life.

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chipperdogSF

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chipperdogSF

In Dogs

Who likes dogs vs cats better?

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reinatatsumaki

In Cats

Yesterday my cat suddenly died?so the day before yesterday everything was fine he was at home playing around with my other cats,so he went out and he didnt come home so we knew something was wrong so we went out to look for him and there he was my mom found him in a drain.he was laying there not moving and curled up.we took a cloth and covered him and put him in a box we looked around his body to find out how he died and found no bite but scratches on his hands and legs.we still didnt understand how he died. we were very sad and so my brother took him and buried him.

does anyone know or have a suggestion on how he died?

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imissmycat7370934

In Cats

I miss my cat princess. She died at 12am and I wasn't even there. I was at my grandma's. She died and we don't even know how! I still can't get over it. I really miss her. At least she died where she spent most of her time, the bathroom. She was 17 years old. I seriously cannot get over it.😭😭😭😭😭

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mistymhoggard

In Dogs

Okay my dog is a terrier mixed almost 1 year old. My son gave him a bath two nights ago and today he is rubbing his head against the floor pain at it and then when I went to look at it he cried out. Is there something I can do from home without having to go to the vet can't afford to go to the vet? Thanks

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mariadomenica1

In Cats

I have read so many stories of sudden loss in the cat section.  I have a 10 year old lab/mix.  I pray I do not have to pour out my sorrow in that section for a long time.  I have always thought myself to be a "dog person". Then Diesel came into my life.  He was a "needy" one from the start. He may have been taken from his mom too soon.  I picked him out.  He was in a trailer home with a lady who had 3 nursing mother cats at the time.  I brought him into vet the very next day.  He grew to be a large sturdy cat.  He was tipping the scale at 18 pounds.  I  tried to have him lose a pound over a two year span.  I knew it should not be done too quickly.  He just loved to eat.  He was on a fixed schedule. I fed him every five hours.  He would often paw me after 3&1/2 though.  Last month before he died I had him at vet and he was at a goal weight. He was 16 pounds.  Still a big guy, a healthy guy.  I had a few questions.  We did a baseline blood check.  All was normal.  Four days later he collapsed and was dead.  I have done all the research i could do.  I am a medical person.  I am a retired nurse. I know these things happen but for Diesel, I could not accept it.  Then I found this site.  I see it happens all too many times.  There is no comfort in this.  To the contrary it pains me more.  I feel for everyone who has lost their loved cat like this.  Unlike dogs...cats only tell us they love us, not much more.  I pray that we all heal.  I pray we see our baby kitties again.  I pray they are not missing us as we miss them.  We would not want that pain for them.  There are no words that can comfort us. I can only hug my dog, and that scares me too.

My absolute best friend in feline form passed away this past Monday morning completely unexpectedly.  To say I am devastated is an understatement.  I have been crying for the past three days.  I was just completely blindsided.  He is one of four of our indoor cats and he just had a full exam at the vet last month.  He was 9 years old and in perfect health, or so the vet thought.

We really don't know what happened.  At around 1 am my wife was still watching tv and heard a crash and a kitty moaning in the dining room.  She rushed to investigate and found Timpy on the floor, legs all sprawled out, moaning with foam coming out of his mouth.  My wife screamed upstairs for me to hurry down.  When I rushed into the room and saw Timpy, I lost it. I knew instantly he was dying.  We quickly wrapped him in a towel and rushed to the car.  I don't know exactly when, but he died in my arms on the way to the emergency vet.  We have had cats for over 20 years and have never experienced anything like this.  

Of our four cats, Timpy had the biggest personality and had stolen my heart years ago.  He constantly let me know when it was breakfast or dinner, and he did it very loudly.  Man could that cat meow.  I haven't slept past 7 am on the weekends for over nine years or dared do anything before first feeding the cats when I came home in the evenings.  But my reward was worth it.  Timpy loved me almost as much as food.  He'd snuggle with me for hours, sleep next to me at night, and allowed me to hold him and kiss his tummy unconditionally.  No offense to cats, but he was a dog in a cat suit.

It is truly killing me now that he's gone.  Even though there are still three cats and a dog here, the house is terribly silent.  It makes me so sad.  It also makes me mad.  Last Wednesday, for about a minute, I thought he might have been breathing a little too labored. I was a hair's length away from taking him to the vet when it seemed to stop and he acted otherwise totally normal.  For the next couple of days I would watch him, and saw nothing unusual.  And of course, he was just at the vet a mere four weeks prior, so what could possibly be wrong.  We typically rush our animals to the vet if they just look at us funny, so I really thought I was being overly protective.  Now of course I keep double guessing myself.  What if I had taken him? Maybe he'd still be alive today.  Obviously I will never know and will have to live with that thought forever.  I also find myself wondering why, of all my cats, did it have to be him?  I love all my cats dearly, but some are much older than 9 and none have the personality of Timpy.  Any death would be difficult, but why my precious Timpy?

We will never know what really killed my best buddy, Timpy, though everything I read suggests it was probably feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  A thickening of the heart wall that clearly isn't easily detected by the vet.  Signs of the disease include labored breathing, which would suggest I probably did see something in his behavior last Wednesday.  I just wish I hadn't talked myself out of whisking him to the vet.  If there's one mistake I will never make again, it's that.

Sorry for the long post, but I miss my Templeton more than I have ever missed anything in my life and I just really wanted to tell our story.


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mariadomenica1

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