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My old cat died and I don't know how to deal with it

Loss of a pet, for some people can be no different than losing a family member. The effect may be more intensely felt by children and teenagers compared to adults. Therefore, grieving after a pet is ...
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My cat is not eating or drinking anything after the death of the fellow cat

If a cat isn't eating it's always time for the veterinarian! As Trond points out, make sure he is drinking water. And until you can see a vet keep the cat properly warm (not hot, but make sure he isn'...
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end-of-life infinite cat treats?

There is certainly no reason at all to not give her whatever she'll eat at this point; I've even received this as advice from a veterinarian when dealing with a cat nearing end of life. At this point, ...
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How to deal with the parvovirus infected dead body?

I'm sorry for your loss, but with this particular virus I would be very careful. The safest solution is to cremate her body or leave her with the vet or clinic, but I can understand if you want to ...
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My cat is not eating or drinking anything after the death of the fellow cat

Not eating properly even for a few days is likely to cause the fatty liver syndrome for a cat, which is usually fatal if left untreated, but has a good recovery rate, if treated early. You should take ...
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end-of-life infinite cat treats?

No reason I can see, as long as she's interested in them and isn't reacting badly to them. Ask your vet if there are any ingredients you should be avoiding now. As I've noted elsewhere, some pet ...
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My cat is not eating, will he starve to death?

If your cat is not eating because of his chronic kidney disease: He feels nauseous due to the azotemia (buildup of uremic toxins in the blood). He is unlikely to get better without aggressive fluid ...
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Kitten is suddenly paralyzed, refuses to eat and leaves

I am so sorry your lost your little friend. I know how bad that can hurt. Outdoor cats (and all animals) often live very harsh and short lives. There are a number of diseases such as FIP that can ...
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My cat is not eating or drinking anything after the death of the fellow cat

Cats grieve. Like most if not all mammals, and many birds. When my cat lost his brother (hit by a car), he sat under the tree where they used to play all the time for 4 days, barely moving. It still ...
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My old cat died and I don't know how to deal with it

I acknowledge you are hurting. "Dealing" with Bee's death amounts to staring in the face the unavoidable (and unbearably cruel) fact of life that those we love die, and eventually we ...
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Snake died suddenly. I have no idea what happened

I'm sorry to hear about your snake. It is possible that the evergreen branch still posed a threat. I work as a reptile keeper in a zoo, and we as a rule will not use any evergreen regardless of its ...
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What factors should I use to decide when its time to euthanize my elderly cat with kidney disease?

I've had two cats who ultimately died because of kidney disease. In both cases, the cats let me know and the final drop-off was pretty fast. Definitely consult your vet, but it sounds like your cat'...
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My rabbit died yesterday not sure if its Heart Attack or maggots

There is a lot going on here. First: There are 3 kinds of vets when it comes to rabbits. Some vets do not see rabbits at all Some vets do see rabbits, but not might not be skilled at rabbit care ...
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My cat is not eating or drinking anything after the death of the fellow cat

As the others have said, do involve your veterinarian. However, any animal that can make a friendship bond, and cats are certainly included, can feel some degree of sadness and grief at the loss of a ...
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My old cat died and I don't know how to deal with it

Others have answered what to do, and what to avoid from others; and also what is happening, and that it has to happen. I can't offer anything over what they've said about that. But I would like to ...
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What factors should I use to decide when its time to euthanize my elderly cat with kidney disease?

Please take your cat to the vet and express your concerns. Ask the vet directly how your cat feels on a day-to-day basis. Is she in pain? Is she uncomfortable? Is her mental state affected? What ...
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Border Collie mix reacts to death of other family dog

I can only speculate about what happened. Border Collies are extremely intelligent dogs. They were bred to herd sheep, and as a result, they can be very concerned about animals that appear to be in ...
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Do the skin scales developing on my dead kitten provide any clues to what may have caused its death?

As you know, there are many different things that could cause your kitten to have died, and there is no point on speculating here. I would consider infectious or congenital disease most likely, but ...
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Likely cause of sudden cat death?

Please notice that I am not a vet and this is speculation based on the information you've given in your post. I cannot possibly know for sure that this is actually the cause of death, there are other ...
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What should I do with a dead kitten?

Sorry to hear the little one didn’t make it. Right now, your cat probably doesn’t perceive it as her kitten any longer, as indicated by her starting to eat it. So for health and hygiene reasons you ...
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Was i supposed to let my puppy see her dead brother with parvo?

Practically, entirely unemotionally... the risk of getting parvo and having a second puppy die isn't worth the closure. As someone who's had dogs in his life that experienced loss if she remembers him,...
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Preventive Medical Care

I'm so sorry about the loss of Mr. Hobbs. The death of a beloved pet is always gut-wrenching. Please try to remember that he had a better life with the food, shelter and affection that you provided ...
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Dog developed dewlap and died

There could be a few things that caused the dewlap to form. From this source, some include: Hyperthyroidism Enlarged lymph glands Fluids leaking out of blood vessels The source also states that ...
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My rabbit just died but she leaves behind a bonded sister of 7 years. How can I help her cope?

Rabbits can die of loneliness when their bond mate dies. Rabbits are extremely dependent on digestion for survival. Rabbits that don't eat for 24 hours tend to die. 12 Hours without eating is a ...
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How can I stop missing my dog?

First and foremost I'm very sorry for your loss, I can't even begin to imagine the wreck I would be if I were to lose one of my cats. To answer your question there's no magic bullet for the grief of ...
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Goldfishes died first night

Welcome on Pets! First of, please research what goldfish need for an habitat before you buy the next ones. Wikipedia is good starting point. Please note that common goldfish can grow larger then 16 ...
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Massive koi death in pond, without an apparent reason -- need help!

What I think might have happened before your koi started to die is this. As the temperature in your pond got above 20 °C, the koi eggs started to mature, and after some days of temperature still ...
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My snake died suddenly

Sorry to hear about the snake. There's a pretty large array of things that could have happened. You might already know a lot of this, I tried to be thorough. I also tried to rank them in order of ...
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