Hi, Last week my parents 3 year old torti was found deceased on the side of my friends house. It was sudden. She didn't show any signs of being ill. She was rescued at 10 days old in the back of a very hot pickup truck. She was always pretty tiny, about 7 lbs. Her temperament was horrible. She hissed and growled like a mountain lion, but really was happy outside chasing squirrels. I researched sudden death in cats, and I realize it is not possible to know without an examination. So I'm just looking for opinions. She did not appear injured and there was no blood coming from her nose, ears, or eyes. She was just laying on her side with her eyes open. I believe my mom treated her with a combo flea/heartworm medicine so I do not think it was heartworms. She was up to date on her shots including felileukemia. If she was injured (such as falling off the roof) or poisoned, wouldn't she have been foaming at the mouth or blood coming out somewhere? My best guess is cardiomyopathy. Could that have been why her temperament was so bad? Thank you so much.View Thread
Yes, its very hard. To me, loosing a pet is one of the hardest things to go through. I don't know what you believe, but I know in my heart that we will see them again. Until than, they are very happy in heaven. I just lost our, almost three year old cat, suddenly. And the cause is unknown. While it was really hard for a good week and a half, we are finally feeling normal again. You will too, it will just be hard at first.View Thread
I'm so sorry you are faced with this decision. From what you have described, it does sound like it is time to let her go. You have to decide if her quality of life is still good. If she has lost so many functioins, it is probably time.View Thread
Are you talking about the flap , of what looks like fat, flying from side to side when they run? LOL. My cats have this and we always joke that its their big belly, but I am also curious to know what this actually is.View Thread
Hi, My 11 year old male cat has been having feline acne on his chin. The vet first advised me to wash the area with a benzol peroxide shampoo. I did this but it seemed to make it worst, because he would than kick at the area which irratated it. It also was very difficult because he would only let me rub the area but would not let me catch him to wash it off. The vet now has him on antibiotics. Will this clear it up? It seems to look a little better. I am concerned because this cat will not let me properly wash the area, and as I said before, he just irrates it more after I attempt to clean it. Thank you!View Thread
Hi, I am taking care of my mom's two adult cats while they are away. They love to spend all day in my mom's sunroom. We are having cold weather right now, about 50's during the day and high 30's low 40's during the night. Is that too cold where I will have to keep them inside the house while I'm not there? Or can they stay in the sunroom the entire time? Thanks!View Thread
Hi, My mom's 1 and half year old female cat is vomiting a lot but the vet says there is nothing wrong with her. She's only 6 or 7 pounds so I'm guessing the vet could easily feel her stomach. She does eat a lot of grass when my mom walks her on a leash outside. Could this be what causes her to vomit? Maybe a blockage of grass or hairball? Thanks!View Thread
Hi, My mom has two cats that are about 1 1/2 years old. One is already crazy, hisses and growls when she's mad (that one was bottle fed) and is already not happy that her sister is there! Said sister is a sweet girl and a very happy cat. Both are girls. Yesterday, my mom decided to keep a 5 week old male kitten that our neighbor rescued. My mom is keeping the kitten in a separate room, but the other cats are already acting strange. They know he is there I guess. The sweet cat is just not acting herself, and the crazy cat is walking around the house hissing. I'm looking for tips on how to gradually introduce the new kitten to the existing cats. We, of course, would like everyone to get along.
Also, when is it safe to let them have supervised meetings with each other? I can picture it now, the two existing cats are going to get mad at each other, which is what happened when a puppy came in our yard the other day.
Thank you both! I'm sure it will work out. The sweet cat didn't sleep in the bed the last two nights (which she always does) and the crazy cat is being so sweet this morning (which she never is.)View Thread