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I have been wracking my brain since Wednesday when my wife and I came from work and found our baby, Nova, on the floor. He was indoor cat only and always had tons of energy. He was a loving cat, all of our friends and family adored him. We have been a complete mess to say the least, he was the first baby we saved together 9.5 years ago. We haven't had any answers until I decided to look online to try and put my mind at rest. He he was fine when we left for work that day around 7. We got home around 4:30 and he was laying there sprawled out, similar to the other posts I've read. We called around trying to find somewhere that could do a necropsy, I needed to know what happened. We have another cat and two dogs and our first thought was the dogs did it. The dogs have never gone after either cat but one did have a couple of scratches on her face and there were a few tufts of fur around him. I didn't want to believe the dogs could do this, they all got along quite well. We examined his body and there were no puncture marks or blood, he did have a few marks on his rear area. He also looked to have been licked all over.  No one could do a necropsy because of how long he had been gone (4-6 hours before we got home). We were able to get an X-ray that showed no broken bones or air pockets in his lungs. They said the marks on his rear didn't break skin and were either already there (like a scar) or had been after he passed. Nothing made sense. I have been neglecting my dogs the last few days, can't even look at them, thinking they were the cause. I also looked online and found some dogs will paw, nip at, and lick animals to wake them. I have read read so many posts about these sudden deaths, each one so heartbreaking to hear. I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone and my hearts breaks for all of you who shared your stories. I do thank you for sharing because now I have a little comfort knowing cardiomyopathy or other heart condition may have been the cause and that my dogs may have been trying to check on him or revive him. Now knowing is so hard. I wish there was something I could do. I wish I could have been there to hold him. 

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mmiller

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Ive lived in a community that has lots of feral cats for 15 years now. Since the last 3 weeks 2 youngsters maybe a year old have died, both in almost the same place of my backyard. I’m 15 years this has never happened. Not a scratch on them. I suspect poison, possibly fly bait. Does anyone know anything or suggest something for me to do. These feral cats were very healthy, they have not even weathered our harsh winter yet. 

We adopted a mixed breed hound dog, a female,  at 7 weeks old from a kill shelter.  She is now 1 year old.  She is spayed and micro-chipped and well taken care of.  She weights 54 pounds.  She loves our mixed breed male dog, almost 3 years old.  She even tolerates our cat.  She wants to hunt for sure.  We have almost 1&1/2 acres fenced in to keep her in.  She lives inside but has an electronic doggie door to come and go as she pleases.  We have never seen her aggressive except when a ground hog got inside the fence and that  baby lasted about 30 seconds.  She killed it before I could get to it.  Then today, our neighbor   was walking his very docile part pit bull female close to our driveway.  He came over to say hi and my hound went wild.  She wanted to kill that neighbors dog and the dog was being very friendly.  It shocked my neighbor and me.  I have cried all evening.  Now, I am afraid she will hurt my other dog, even though they love each other dearly.  I can't trust her.  I take her to the vet tomorrow for  immunizations and a physical.  But I want to talk to the doctor first to see why my hound, Grace, went crazy on that female dog, to kill.   My neighbors part pit dog has also been spayed and is 8 years old.  Why did my hound dog all of a sudden turn aggressive?  What can I do?  Thank you! 

BLUE AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER FOR STUDDING 15 MONTHS OLD NO PAPERS IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED COMMENT BELOW

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pamheyespd

In Dogs

I HAVE AN 18 MONTH OLD MALE IRISH BLUE LONG LEGGED STAFF AND WANTED TO BREAD HIM HES NO PAPERS IS ANYONE INTERESTED

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pamheyespd

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WHEN SHOULD THE BITCH BE READY FROM THE DAY SHE COMES INTO SEASON

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poppop23

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In April of 2018 i took in a sweet kitten named ashlyn over the course of a few months i noticed small taces of blood in her stool. Ash was a sweet kitten and always kept indoors. Butb2 days ago i let her outside for 30 min or so only to find her gasping for air laying down on her side. My first instinct was that she was choking she had a small knot in her throat. So i gave her small amounts of water and tried to get it out. After about 20 sec. She completly quit breathing from her nose and within a minute was dead. I am still tramitized i felt sonhelpless not being able to help her. I just want to figure out what happened you see my first though was she was choking but after she passed the knot in her throat dissipeared all together. I feel like someone might have poisoned her but not sure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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freedles

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Our beautiful 13 year old female long haired german shephard "Mafia", just gave us a fright of our life. Immediately I assumed she had a stroke.....choking back the tears I swiftly rang the Vet who was asking for her to be brought in for treatment. I followed my gut and thought moving her and taking her to THAT place could trigger her in a negative path. I assured the vet I would keep a close eye on her, keep her quiet and warm in her own environment and allow her to be comfortable. I placed her food and water nearby and left her to rest for 1/2 hour. Meanwhile I am dreading the next check up, thinking it would be an unpleasant find. With torch in hand, I went outside to check where I last placed her...no where to be found. The tears welling again, I continued my search, under the vehicles, under the house, in her kennel, in the shed...with my heart swelling I hear gentle footsteps behind me, spotting a wagging tail. Our girl came back, as she was only a few hours prior. I called my husband who was inside at the time heartbroken expecting the worse, he did not know what to expect. There she was, head down in her food bowl, no eye's rolling, no unsteadyness, no panting...the joy of seeing her healthy again...no words can express. My prayers were answered, our girl is back!!! :)

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heavenlypets

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Yesterday I watched helplessly as my 10 year old healthy traveling partner🐈made a horrible noise like a wailing cry for help and then his eyes got distant and he fell to the ground. I was in such shock saying over and over I don't know what to do I don't know what to do I picked up the phone and called the closest vet and they said to bring him right in as he made one more slight cry he contorted his body and passed. I couldn't and still can't believe I lost my buddy this way! Sorry for being graphic but it was horrific to witness and know I could not help one of my best friends through something so awful. I'm so deeply upset he's gone and so mad at myself for I feel I should have done something more although I don't know what? Gonna be hard to forgive myself! Just 10 minutes before  we were playing and having some treats he was an indoor Kitty  and I have nothing bad that they can get in to. Some have said choked and some say heart attack; I just say🐾I'M SORRY MOUSE'URE I WAS HELPLESS I AM GOING TO MISS YOU SO DEEPLY R.I.P.💔

So, a few months ago, my 3 year old (neutered) Male cat began spraying. When I took him to the vet, they found crystals in his bladder and after a month of taking medication and return check ups, they passed and he was fine. But recently, he's been spraying on the walls of our living room and I haven't the slightly clue as to why. There's aren't any other cats roaming the neighbor (most went missing or were eaten by wild animals), he knows where and how to use his litter box (he'll poop in there but that's about it), when we thought it was maybe something stress related, I took him back to the vet and we put him on some medication to reduce his anxiety (it helped for a week and then he want back to spraying), Feliway doesn't do squat and we've tried taking him outside more (because he'll meow like crazy to go explore outside) and playing with him more. My family is already looking into shelters to take him to, but I've become desperate in finding a solution. Please help!

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