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Hi. My two year old cat Melanie was fine and two days ago she became lethargic and her temperature was 35. We took her to the vet, she got blood work done, fiv and felv tested negative. The x-ray showed pneumonia so they gave her antibiotics and tried to warm her up. Her temperature dropped to 33C. An ultra sound revealed fluid in the lungs, not a lot. They sedated her and when taking the second seringe of fluid her heart stopped. Her blood work was perfect, she had no symptoms no cough, discharge nothing. She wasnt exposed to anything toxic and the autopsy showed no cancer, no enlargment of the heart. It wasnt PIF, they tested with vinegar and fluid was transudate. I can’t understand and the vet can’t either. What happened? what caused this?

Yesterday my cat Rexx suddenly passed after acting and playing normally. He rolled into his newly. Let out a howl. Seizureddaem thick fluid came from his mouth. And then he passes right in front of my fiancée and his parentals !we are all o taken a back by this. It was highly unexpected. And Rexx was loved by everyone who met him ! We miss him terribly 😭

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dani124

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Wednesday I lost my best friend. She was a short haired grey tabby. She was only 10 years old. Never sick a day in her life. I got up as normal fed the dogs and as my dad woke up he found her dead at the foot of his bed on the floor. Her legs were streched out like she had been walking and fell over. I have four cats all very healthy and I have no idea what happened to her. To me there are only to possibities....a heart attack or getting something caught in her throat(she had a bad habit of eating any sort of paper product or strings) but I could find any signs of disturbance or obstruction in her throat. I keep wondering if I missed something. Or what else it could have been

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mamay

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A stray cat took me in about 4 months ago and I didn't know much about him.  I was fortunate to have him in my life for this short time as he was the friendliest cat and quite a character!  My vet told me he was at least 12 so definitely an older cat.  Since it is winter he spent most of the time cozied up inside but I did give him the opportunity to go outside which he would take advantage of once in awhile but just in short spurts.  I think he had experienced enough of the outside before he came to me.

Anyway, last night before we went to bed I fed him and gave him some treats which is the usual routine we've grown into.  Just as he was finishing his treats he acted like he was slipping or tripping and then just collapsed.  I ran over to him and he was motionless but his heart was racing real fast.  After 30 seconds he stopped breathing and never back around.  Very heartbreaking. 

He had been to the vet 3X in those 4 months but nothing out of the ordinary.  Can anyone provide any insight into what may have happened to my Pogo?  I'll talk to my vet tomorrow as well.
Thanks 


Hi, I am a little confused about what breed of cat to get because originally I was thinking a Burmese but read that it is better to have 2 as they require a lot of attention.

 

This will be our first indoor cat, our 11yr old dog recently passed away :-(

 

So if anyone can help with breed selection, that would be great!

 

Here is some info:

* I have two young boys, school age (5yr and 7yr)

* The cat would be on its own only 3 days a week (approx 8.30am - 3.30pm), I only work 3 days a week. Obviously on the weekends we might go out on Sundays...etc and on my days off I might duck out to the shops...

* It would be an only cat, we really don't want a second cat.

* I would love the cat to be playful, but also love to snuggle on our laps.

* I really don't like the idea of having a lot of hair around on the furniture or clothing, so would prefer a low shedding cat. Am I right in saying that even domestic cats shed quite a bit in comparison to some other breeds?
 

I really want to choose the right breed, your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Can anyone tell me how big she will get she's a tuxedo.

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grammie13

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I’ve experienced a lot of death in my life for only being 18. It seems like everyone around me is dying at the most unexpected times. The last time I’ve had one of my cats die was when I was about 7. All of my deceased cats lived long lives and really just died from old age. Yesterday I had to put my 8 year old cat, Morris to sleep. He had water in his abdomen and a very low temperature. He was very bloated and could barley even walk. He hadn’t eaten in days and had been drinking water nonstop. Whatever he had, he wasn’t getting better. It was 3 days ago when my mom noticed he was lethargic but I didn’t think anything of it. I’m not home a lot, I usually sleep at my boyfriends house. I didn’t see Morris a lot but in the few times I did in the past weeks he didn’t seem sick at all. What’s killing me right now is the fact that I hadnt been paying as much attention to him as I should’ve. He would always come up to me to pet him and I would pet him once or twice and that’s it. Or I would call one of my other cats and he would think I was calling him and come over. He loved me so much and just wanted my attention and I feel like I only gave him a few minutes of my day if any at all. Of course he had my mom but he also should’ve had me. He deteriorated so quickly in such a short amount of time. All it took was 3 days. He looked like his fat self but it was really just the water causing him to bloat. I could feel his spine, his shoulder blades. There’s no way we could’ve known he was sick just by looking at him a few days ago. I stayed up all night with him yesterday, laying with him and telling him how much I loved him. He was the most lovable cat you could ever have. I’m missing him a lot right now and feeling very guilty I didn’t see him as much. I’m looking at my clothes and seeing his fur all over me. Every time I wake up I tell myself it was a dream but am soon hit with the reality that he’s gone. Everything happened so fast I really can’t believe this happened. I didn’t think I would have to go through this for another 8 years. It hurts so much it’s just this aching feeling in my heart. I don’t know how I’ll ever move on

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queenofprussia

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Has anyone ever experienced a cat suddenly start panting heavily and drooling like a dog?  Our torbie Pearl has had periodic episodes like this for about three years.  Thankfully they're rare episodes, and the vets say they're  not likely to be fatal as she is breathing and getting oxygen, but they are scary as hell and we race her to the emergency vet.  The vets cannot find a root cause. She has seen a cardiologist, an internist, and a neurologist, had echocardiograms twice and a brain MRI, all normal.  She has a very teeny bit of asthma, but the vet said not enough to cause this reaction and also we had an asthmatic cat and we know what that looks like and it's not this.  She sometimes vomits before and sometimes loses control of her bladder during (though not always), and just kind of goes down limp and starts open-mouth breathing and drooling.  She comes out of it on her own.  Sometimes it's taken longer and she stayed in oxygen at the emergency vet, and sometimes she's out of it even before we get the carrier to take her.  She hadn't had an attack since last fall then had an attack this morning but was largely out of it by the time I found her under our bed, so we are just letting her be and watching her very closely.
The internist says it's anxiety, but she is not a nervous cat at all. She's the only one of our cats who doesn't bolt when the doorbell rings, the only one that lets strangers pet her, and she doesn't even mind the vacuum cleaner. She's really chill. So if it is a panic attack, it is being driven by something physiological but nobody can figure out what.  We wonder if it is some kind of seizure or perhaps an allergy that she suddenly feels like she can't breathe normally and freaks out.  She's an indoor cat.

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