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blur256

(979 posts)
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:01 PM Jul 2018

I came home at lunch today

To my 1 and a half year old cat, Ramona, dead. I'm truly heartbroken. Does anyone know why this might have happened? There was no blood or vomit or anything. Sigh. Great cat. Just looking to see if anyone has had this happen before. 😓

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I came home at lunch today (Original Post) blur256 Jul 2018 OP
Vibes to you. Sometimes cats hide it if they are in pain. Sometimes they purr when applegrove Jul 2018 #1
Thank you. blur256 Jul 2018 #4
Devastating. applegrove Jul 2018 #6
It really was. blur256 Jul 2018 #9
I'm so sorry! The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2018 #2
Thank you. blur256 Jul 2018 #5
Possibly a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which can result in blood clots to the lungs hlthe2b Jul 2018 #3
Thank you. blur256 Jul 2018 #7
I'm so sorry Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #8
Thank you. blur256 Jul 2018 #10
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have no idea what could have caused this. sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #11
Thank you. blur256 Jul 2018 #13
So very young. How devastating for you. 3catwoman3 Jul 2018 #12
I really did. blur256 Jul 2018 #14
I had a rescue cat that was about 4 years old. blue cat Jul 2018 #15
That's so sad blur256 Jul 2018 #16
I'm so sorry MustLoveBeagles Jul 2018 #17
Thank you. blur256 Jul 2018 #18
I'm so sorry. FuzzyRabbit Jul 2018 #19
Thank you blur256 Jul 2018 #20
That's heartbreaking. FuzzyRabbit Jul 2018 #33
Yes, I had that happen to a sweet, precious big dog peacebuzzard Jul 2018 #21
OMG!! blur256 Jul 2018 #22
Yes it was terrifying. peacebuzzard Jul 2018 #24
Indeed blur256 Jul 2018 #26
I'm so sorry.. onecaliberal Jul 2018 #23
Thank you blur256 Jul 2018 #25
I've never owned a cat Ohiogal Jul 2018 #27
Thank you blur256 Jul 2018 #29
I am so sorry! redwitch Jul 2018 #28
Thank you. blur256 Jul 2018 #30
So sorry. stevil Jul 2018 #31
Would not have taken that as nasty at all. blur256 Jul 2018 #32
I'm so sorry. Corvo Bianco Jul 2018 #34
Oh ... I'm so sorry. I know what it's like to lose a kitty. CaptainTruth Jul 2018 #35
I am so so sorry. liberalnarb Jul 2018 #36
I am so sorry irisblue Jul 2018 #37
My condolences blur. iscooterliberally Jul 2018 #38
So sad to see your post. Please read mine posted earlier this week. japple Jul 2018 #39

applegrove

(117,447 posts)
1. Vibes to you. Sometimes cats hide it if they are in pain. Sometimes they purr when
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:03 PM
Jul 2018

They are in pain. Vibes to you on your loss.

blur256

(979 posts)
9. It really was.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:18 PM
Jul 2018

I had to go back to work and was like a zombie. My wife is away on a trip for the week for work and is so sad she can't be here with me right now. Just shocking.

hlthe2b

(101,196 posts)
3. Possibly a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which can result in blood clots to the lungs
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:10 PM
Jul 2018

or heart muscle leading to sudden death. Was the cat pretty hyperactive? Thin? This condition used to be more prevalent than perhaps it is now and may have been genetic and/or inherited nutritional deficiency related.

There is another type of cardiomyopathy (dilated), but it generally shows more symptoms before (tiredness, breathing difficulty).

If this is an inside cat, had been healthy, and no visible signs of trauma or bodily discharge then things like electrocution or toxicity are unlikely.

So very sorry, blur. That is so hard.

3catwoman3

(23,626 posts)
12. So very young. How devastating for you.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:21 PM
Jul 2018

One of our former vets taught us, years ago, that cats seldom show that they are not feeling well. This derives from their predator nature - if you show weakness in the wild, you become the prey.
I can tell you loved her very much.

blur256

(979 posts)
14. I really did.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:24 PM
Jul 2018

The worst part was that we have her brother as well because we rescued them from the same litter. He keeps sniffing around and meowing. Breaks my heart so much

blue cat

(2,414 posts)
15. I had a rescue cat that was about 4 years old.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:29 PM
Jul 2018

I had him for 2 years. No signs at all except passing a large hard stool the night before he died. Died all of a sudden. I didn’t pay the vet to find out the reason though.

blur256

(979 posts)
16. That's so sad
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:31 PM
Jul 2018

And I can't pay the vet for that. It's too expensive. Instead I will get the other 2 cats checked out just in case.

FuzzyRabbit

(1,955 posts)
19. I'm so sorry.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:02 PM
Jul 2018

Our four legged companions are as much a part of our family as the people we love. Losing a beloved family member like your Ramona is incredibly painful.

If you can, show her body to her brother, so that he can know what happened to his sister. Otherwise, he may spend days looking for her.

FuzzyRabbit

(1,955 posts)
33. That's heartbreaking.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:01 PM
Jul 2018

At least you two still have each other. I remember years ago when my kitty Rosie passed, my younger cat Shadow helped me through it.

peacebuzzard

(5,091 posts)
21. Yes, I had that happen to a sweet, precious big dog
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:16 PM
Jul 2018

No sign of anything, but did an autopsy.
She had been poisoned on purpose with a laced hunk of meat.

I am so very sorry for your tragic loss

blur256

(979 posts)
22. OMG!!
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:18 PM
Jul 2018

That is so awful!! My cat didn't go outside so it can't have been that. But that is tragic. I'm so sorry

peacebuzzard

(5,091 posts)
24. Yes it was terrifying.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:32 PM
Jul 2018

And very sad. I also had another pup pass suddenly from gastric torsion.
It is hard when they go so suddenly like that.
I feel for you, to experience this today.
They are our true friends indeed,

Ohiogal

(31,176 posts)
27. I've never owned a cat
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:39 PM
Jul 2018

But losing a pet in such a shocking way ... would devastate this animal lover.

Please accept my sincerest condolences.

redwitch

(14,909 posts)
28. I am so sorry!
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:39 PM
Jul 2018

What an awful shock. It does happen and likely heart if no symptoms and kitty didn’t get into something toxic. I am sorry for your loss!

blur256

(979 posts)
30. Thank you.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:44 PM
Jul 2018

I don't think it was toxic because there was no evidence of that, but if she got into something super toxic I wouldn't know. We have two other cats and a small dog though and they are all fine. So I don't know. Just sucks all around.

stevil

(1,537 posts)
31. So sorry.
Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:45 PM
Jul 2018

Our best friends are as vulnerable as we are. With much shorter life spans. I'm not trying to be nasty, I've lost many great friends. I'm so sorry.

iscooterliberally

(2,835 posts)
38. My condolences blur.
Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:03 AM
Jul 2018

We had a cat go missing back in January. We posted fliers around the neighborhood and got a bunch of calls. One neighbor blocks away had a dead cat in her yard that looked just like ours. It didn't have a mark on it. It was a male though and ours is female. I don't think there's really any way to know what happened without a vet doing a necropsy on your cat. I'm sorry for your loss!

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