My kitty died...

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mnx12

19-05-2007 18:36:59

So he was out last night, he usually just hangs out in the backyard. Well I went to call him in and he wasn't around. I stayed up until about 300 calling for him and that. This morning my dog found him on the other side of the neighbors house just laying there. I'm pretty sure he was hit by a car. I don't know how he would have gotten to where he was though. So we took him to the vet. Both of his back legs were broken, and he was in really bad shock. They were able to get him stabilized after a while, but they said it was going to cost about $3000 to have everything fixed, and they would have to keep him there for a few days. I agreed even though I can't afford that. Well a while after we got home, they called saying he stopped breathing on his own. They were able to revive him. Then they called a while later and said he crashed again, and was brain dead, so it wouldn't have done any good to try and revive him. He was only maybe 7 or 8 months old, really good cat.

puppeteer

19-05-2007 18:42:11

im sorry for ur lost (

jy3

19-05-2007 18:45:31

sorry for ur loss (

aviendha47

19-05-2007 19:10:03

Sorry you lost your pet. cry

maksmom

19-05-2007 19:33:57

cry So sorry to hear about that...we just lost a pet last week, too, so I totally sympathize. Our guinea pig died of pneumonia after we spent a whole bunch of $ on x-rays and antibiotics...she still didn't make it. We loved her, as I'm sure you loved your cat. cry

mnx12

19-05-2007 20:19:19

Thanks guys.

weebles_five

19-05-2007 20:24:12

cry cry cry cry

Okay...that is just too sad. I actually started getting choked up because I am going to have to put dog down soon. She is 14 and had been paralized for a couple months, but came back out of it. We've been through a lot together and she is my sidekick.

Pets are like your family. I understand and am sorry for your loss.

tinkerjenn

19-05-2007 20:33:51

I am SO sorry for your loss (

liBIG HUGSli

aviendha47

19-05-2007 20:50:42

That's so sad weebles. My dog was paralyzed too and had to be put to sleep. It's awful to lose something so dear. I hope your dog hangs in there as long as possible and goes away happy.

TFOAF

19-05-2007 21:04:35

Oh shit. I'm really sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. They are like a family member. My condolences and prayers are with you.

chrome89k

19-05-2007 21:26:21

i love animals... im sorry

patrick_7412

19-05-2007 21:48:44

That sucks hard, I have several cats outside of my own, so far, 3 have gotten killed, all very much loved (

licrysli

chrome89k

19-05-2007 21:53:18

[quote98378f325a="patrick_7412"]That sucks hard, I have several cats outside of my own, so far, 3 have gotten killed, all very much loved (

licrysli[/quote98378f325a]

now that reminds me too... i had 3 cats and a dog....

doggy got hit by a car while my dad went out for the mail....

3 kitties had to be put ot sleep because we felt bad that they were having trouble breathing... hyper thyroid disease is what they had... prob spread

theysayjump

19-05-2007 22:12:42

Sorry dude, especialyl with it being so young. (

We just took one of our cats to the vet a couple of days ago as he's lost about 10lbs and has lost the use of his back legs.

Turns out that the house exploding behind ours a couple of months back caused enough stress to bring out Diabetes (apparently he had it already but stress can play a big factor) which made him lose the use of his legs.

So now he's on different food that will help it and if it works, it'll bring back the use of legs. If not he'll have to get shots every day. (

chrome89k

19-05-2007 22:16:52

[quotedc313243c6="theysayjump"]Sorry dude, especialyl with it being so young. (

We just took one of our cats to the vet a couple of days ago as he's lost about 10lbs and has lost the use of his back legs.

Turns out that the house exploding behind ours a couple of months back caused enough stress to bring out Diabetes (apparently he had it already but stress can play a big factor) which made him lose the use of his legs.

So now he's on different food that will help it and if it works, it'll bring back the use of legs. If not he'll have to get shots every day. ([/quotedc313243c6]

EXPLODING HOUSES????

where do you live, and wtf ?

theysayjump

19-05-2007 22:38:06

http//forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=56419

Back on topic though.

hehehhehe

19-05-2007 23:04:23

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JennyWren

20-05-2007 00:47:08

That is so sad, I can't imagine losing my kitty. I never knew I could love a pet so much until I got her.

I'm so sorry for your loss. At least you know that you did everything you could to help him when he was hurt. It's sweet that your dog helped you to find him.

Please, everyone, keep your cats indoors. The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is about 15 years, whereas for outdoor cats it's only about 4. Cats can be perfectly happy indoors so long as you give them lots of attention.

Tholek

20-05-2007 02:52:24

My condolences... (

I'm relieved you didn't need to make that choice of "money versus love". That's the hardest choice any pet owner has to make, and one that they usually live to regret, even when there really was no way they could financially afford treatment or surgery.

I don't have any pets at the moment (well, none I know about since I last swept under the bed), and although lack of time and care are the key reasons, another is potential healthcare costs. Many people don't consider that when buying a pet, or worse, don't care, but healtcare insurance for pets does exist now. It's something I think I'd invest in before making the commitment (Don't kid yourselves, it [i7a04880917]is[/i7a04880917] one) of obtaining a pet.

At the very least, put some money aside earmarked for this just in case.

mnx12

20-05-2007 10:45:37

[quote48fe5fc399="JennyWren"]It's sweet that your dog helped you to find him.[/quote48fe5fc399]Yeah before we had the cat, the dog was always so lonely, and then when we got him they became best friends...

jdizzle314

20-05-2007 11:18:46

Wowzas paying 3000 to fix a Cat /...i dont know thats a tad bit expensive...

scream12342

20-05-2007 12:19:35

Sorry for your loss...

mnx12

20-05-2007 15:48:05

[quote58e902ef76="jdizzle314"]Wowzas paying 3000 to fix a Cat /...i dont know thats a tad bit expensive...[/quote58e902ef76]It won't be that much anymore because they didn't do surgery

Godrockdj

21-05-2007 12:05:48

Very sorry to hear that ( I'm not going to say I know how you feel because I have not experienced that yet, and I don't want to try imagining what it would feel like with our cat (

Arrow789

22-05-2007 22:01:15

That's horrible, man. And sad. Especially since the cat was so young.

Bytista

22-05-2007 22:55:47

I'm very very sorry to hear what happened cry I have a cat that I love so much and couldn't even imagine losing her. I keep my cat indoors ever since I got her and she's been with us for 6 years now. I think it's definetly best to keep cats indoors as they seem to live longer that way.