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Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:01 PM

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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Reply I came home at lunch today (Original post)
blur256 Jul 2018 OP
applegrove Jul 2018 #1
blur256 Jul 2018 #4
applegrove Jul 2018 #6
blur256 Jul 2018 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2018 #2
blur256 Jul 2018 #5
hlthe2b Jul 2018 #3
blur256 Jul 2018 #7
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #8
blur256 Jul 2018 #10
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #11
blur256 Jul 2018 #13
3catwoman3 Jul 2018 #12
blur256 Jul 2018 #14
blue cat Jul 2018 #15
blur256 Jul 2018 #16
MustLoveBeagles Jul 2018 #17
blur256 Jul 2018 #18
FuzzyRabbit Jul 2018 #19
blur256 Jul 2018 #20
FuzzyRabbit Jul 2018 #33
peacebuzzard Jul 2018 #21
blur256 Jul 2018 #22
peacebuzzard Jul 2018 #24
blur256 Jul 2018 #26
onecaliberal Jul 2018 #23
blur256 Jul 2018 #25
Ohiogal Jul 2018 #27
blur256 Jul 2018 #29
redwitch Jul 2018 #28
blur256 Jul 2018 #30
stevil Jul 2018 #31
blur256 Jul 2018 #32
Corvo Bianco Jul 2018 #34
CaptainTruth Jul 2018 #35
liberalnarb Jul 2018 #36
irisblue Jul 2018 #37
iscooterliberally Jul 2018 #38
japple Jul 2018 #39

Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:03 PM

1. Vibes to you. Sometimes cats hide it if they are in pain. Sometimes they purr when

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

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:13 PM

4. Thank you.

We had no idea.

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Response to blur256 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:15 PM

6. Devastating.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:18 PM

9. It really was.

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.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:05 PM

2. I'm so sorry!

It was probably heart disease. http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/cat-health/cat-diseases-conditions-a-z/heart-disease-most-common-cause-sudden-death-cats

That's so shocking and sad, but there wasn't any way you could have expected or prevented it. My condolences.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:14 PM

5. Thank you.

Someone else mentioned heart disease but ugh. Doesn't make it sting less.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:10 PM

3. Possibly a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which can result in blood clots to the lungs

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.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:16 PM

7. Thank you.

A fb friend mentioned that as well. And no signs of trauma. Seemed totally healthy. 😓

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:17 PM

8. I'm so sorry

I can't imagine.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:19 PM

10. Thank you.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:20 PM

11. I'm so sorry for your loss. I have no idea what could have caused this.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:23 PM

13. Thank you.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:21 PM

12. So very young. How devastating for you.

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.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:24 PM

14. I really did.

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

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:29 PM

15. I had a rescue cat that was about 4 years old.

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 didnít pay the vet to find out the reason though.

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Response to blue cat (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:31 PM

16. That's so sad

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.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:46 PM

17. I'm so sorry

Losing a beloved pet is never easy. My condolences to to you and your wife.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 07:50 PM

18. Thank you.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:02 PM

19. I'm so sorry.

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.

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:06 PM

20. Thank you

And he did see her. Doesnt help. He has been sitting in her spots all night. So sad

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Response to blur256 (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:01 PM

33. That's heartbreaking.

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.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:16 PM

21. Yes, I had that happen to a sweet, precious big dog

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

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:18 PM

22. OMG!!

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

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Response to blur256 (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:32 PM

24. Yes it was terrifying.

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,

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:33 PM

26. Indeed

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:32 PM

23. I'm so sorry..

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:32 PM

25. Thank you

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:39 PM

27. I've never owned a cat

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

Please accept my sincerest condolences.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #27)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:42 PM

29. Thank you

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:39 PM

28. I am so sorry!

What an awful shock. It does happen and likely heart if no symptoms and kitty didnít get into something toxic. I am sorry for your loss!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:44 PM

30. Thank you.

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.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:45 PM

31. So sorry.

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.

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Response to stevil (Reply #31)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:47 PM

32. Would not have taken that as nasty at all.

I appreciate you kind words and empathy. Thank you.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:19 PM

34. I'm so sorry.

Much love to you and Ramona and her brother.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:48 PM

35. Oh ... I'm so sorry. I know what it's like to lose a kitty.

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 08:46 AM

36. I am so so sorry.

 

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 10:43 AM

37. I am so sorry

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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:03 AM

38. My condolences blur.

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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Response to blur256 (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 05:00 PM

39. So sad to see your post. Please read mine posted earlier this week.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/116139527

I am so sorry about your baby. It crushes the soul.

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