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My cat died and I want to know how it died.?

My cat died and I want to know how it died.? Topic: My cat died and I want to know how it died.?
June 20, 2019 / By Emylynn
Question: My cat lost a significant portion of her weight over a 6 month period. I thought it was weird, and would feed her a lot more to make sure she got enough nutrients, cause I though most likely thought it was worms. I feel so horrible that I didn't take her to the vet since around 4 years ago, I don't have enough money, but I really should have found a way. Anyways about 3 days ago she was at my front door window like she usually is, and I let her in. She usually has a lot of energy, but this time all she could do was walk in my room and sleep. I though maybe she was just sleepy, and I let her back outside. I started to get suspicious that something really bad was wrong when I didn't see her all that night. The next morning I got up, and the first thing I did was look for her, but I couldn't find her anywhere, and I know if she didn't come when I put food in her bowl that something was really wrong. Later that night after hours of searching, I heard her in my attic, it was a very muffled meow. She made to the end of the attic and looked down, she usually jumps down but this time she had absolutely no energy and I had to climb up and get her. I brought her inside and fed her, and watered her, she actually ate, but I've heard from places that when a cat knows it is dying it will have a final meal. I looked over her all night and kept her company. After this she started to look real bad, her eyes were very dilated even when the lights were on, she couldn't walk, she could barely breathe, she responded to her name but not like she usually did, she was very sleepy, sneezing a lot, she threw up a couple of times, she couldn't eat anything because of her lack of energy, and would let out a meow every other 30 minutes. I called the vet to see what was wrong and had an appointment at 2:30, coincidentally around 2;29 she took her last breathe and died a minute from the vet. God I feel so bad cause I believe there may have been a way of preventing this if I took her to the vet, she was such a beautiful and nice cat. I've never seen a cat with as much trust as her. I tried making her as comfortable as possible near her death, and treated her very good the 8 years she was alive, so I guess I have something to feel good about. I would also like to know if there was a significant amount of pain she had, she didn't seem as if she was going through horrible pain, but I know she had some.
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Ciera Ciera | 9 days ago
If the cat was an indoor/outdoor cat, there is the distinct possibility that she might have contracted either feline leukemia virus, or feline immunovirus, from other cats. Neither of these is curable, and they usually cause either anemia, (low red blood cell counts) or cancers. This can cause a chronic weight loss, and change in behavior. She may have been in kidney failure, had diabetes, or had some underlying disease such as a cancer of one of her organs. Unfortunately, you will probably not know unless you have the vet take a look at her. They may be able to give you an idea from just a quick look, but to get a definitive diagnosis, you would have to have a necropsy, or post-mortem exam, done, with tissue samples sent out to a lab. Sorry about your loss. I would suggest in the future that you might want to keep your cat inside, especially if you are going to have a financial concern. They are at much lower risk of infectious disease and trauma inside, and will probably be healthier. Again, I am very sorry about your loss.
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Ciera Originally Answered: My cat died and I want to know how it died.?
If the cat was an indoor/outdoor cat, there is the distinct possibility that she might have contracted either feline leukemia virus, or feline immunovirus, from other cats. Neither of these is curable, and they usually cause either anemia, (low red blood cell counts) or cancers. This can cause a chronic weight loss, and change in behavior. She may have been in kidney failure, had diabetes, or had some underlying disease such as a cancer of one of her organs. Unfortunately, you will probably not know unless you have the vet take a look at her. They may be able to give you an idea from just a quick look, but to get a definitive diagnosis, you would have to have a necropsy, or post-mortem exam, done, with tissue samples sent out to a lab. Sorry about your loss. I would suggest in the future that you might want to keep your cat inside, especially if you are going to have a financial concern. They are at much lower risk of infectious disease and trauma inside, and will probably be healthier. Again, I am very sorry about your loss.

Azalea Azalea
Im allergic to cats and why couldnt you make it a little shorter. Im sorry that your cat died but seriouslky im not reading all that
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Abilene Abilene
i feel your pain. my cat died today as well. But we put her to sleep, we took her to the vet and found out she had a kidney failure. I knew she was dying she was barley could move didn't eat and barley drank. so that might of been a possiblity but it coud of been hundreds of things. I know what it feels like to have to sit and comfort your cat when you know somthings wrong, i had to on her ast three days, just sat next to her crying my eyes out. your not alone in your pain, im really sorry to hear about your cat & hey maybe our cats are in heaven playing togther:')
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Sweeney Sweeney
i really feel for you, because i am such an animal lover, im sure the cat knew how much you loved it, as from reading this; it was adored to pieces..don't blame yourself, you did your best... she is out of any pain now... just remember the good times with her...and hopefully you'll be able feel happier. all the best to you
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Parry Parry
my friends cat lost a bunch of weight because it had bad teeth , i said take that cat to the bet before it starves , the vet put it to sleep.
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Lonny Lonny
You already know the answer to this. She died from medical neglect, a form of animal abuse. How sad, she was only 8 years old and she had to suffer for so long. At least, for the poor cat's sake, it's finally over. I hope you don't do this again.
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Jaxon Jaxon
well unlike most people i read it and it made me so sad cause im a cat person :( srry but probally worms or something like that
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Gaddiel Gaddiel
i didn't read all of that but i do know if you spend a lot of money you can have an autopsy done at the animal hospital.
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Gaddiel Originally Answered: My pet rabbit just died?
1st of all, I'm sorry about your bunny. My male bunny died 2 months ago..He was fine, and very healthy and then we went in to feed him and he was nearly dead. I was trying to save him and before a call to a vet could be made-he went into shock and died. He was a baby compared to my female who is 3 years older and the one I have several thousand dollars invested in-half of that, vet bills. Long story, but anything that helped her-was my countless hours of research and the determination to never give up on her. She will always be syringe fed, But, she is feisty and maintaining weight-which is something the vet could NOT get her to do!!!!!!!! The pine bedding, sadly was your first mistake hunny..Most people do not realize how hard it is on rabbits, but there is so many controversies over everything you research, it's hard to know..which one to trust!!!!!! But, that doesn't mean that was the reason for your bunny's death. I don't have all the answers and it's hard to tell being that bunnies can develop health issues overnight and die very quickly. When you think you have done ALL the research in the world, and doing everything right, even vets-the majority of them-because they are NOT experienced in the care of all pets, can prove to be idiots!!!!!!! Some doesn't care and just want to make a buck and some just don't want to admit, they don't have the answers and unfortunately, your pet is the ONLY one who suffers, when they don't!!!!!!!! I don't have any information to what type of stress the rabbit could have been in..to have caused this-but, ANY STRESS in a rabbit can cause death!!!!!!!!! Something as simple as diet change, living conditions-even when they seem to be the best, to a sense that something is wrong with it's owner-Which is right contributed to my female's health issues-EVERYTHING medically that could be wrong with a rabbit-was ruled out..But, we lost a family dog a month prior and my bunny, Cami heard my son and I crying so hysterically that she went into her own depression and stopped eating on her own. I am including some sites if you would like to look into this, but honestly, not knowing more about your bunny and even if I did, I may not have the answers. Because as I said, my male died and it was so sudden...My female would have already been dead and her urn next to our dog's if I hadn't been smarter than the damn vet!!!!!!!!! I won't go into it here, but, I am convinced, that she is the reason our dog took a turn for the worse because of her ignorance and actions!!!!!!! Sadly, after doing animal rescue for 17 + years, I've ran across MANY vets and MOST of them are heartless and ignorant and I honestly don't have a clue to how they got their degree!!!!!!! What's even worse, is our own HUMAN Doctors aren't much better!!!!!!!!!!!! Sadly, the proof is the many people no matter how rich they were that has died because of these doctors who don't know WTF they are doing!!!!!!!! I know it sounds like I am a docter basher..but, it is crazy that with today's Science, that they can't get it right!!!!!!!!!!! There is NO excuse for their heartless, lazy, arrogance attitudes and the people we love are dying because they simply couldn't do what they claim to specialize in. Many people just accept a vet's call on something gone bad, because animals sadly, are not valued as much as humans. Truly, who can afford to try and prove their mistakes???????? There are plenty of attorneys who are willing to go after a human doctor, but I have seen none in a phone book or internet search to go after a vet. Hunny, you may never know the real truth, unless you have an autopsy performed, but you can run into careless people there too. The only true advice I can offer is, give yourself all the time you need to greive and don't be afraid to remember your beloved pet, and yet, give love to another one, when you are ready. HUGS, Julia

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