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[Feb. 16th, 2011|02:43 pm]
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One of our cats was found dead this morning.

What I want to know: is our other cat at risk?

Cat1, female, was about 13 yrs old. She was rather overweight and showed various symptoms of ... something. She seemed to 'wheeze' or 'snore' sometimes, and would occasionally have a coughing/sneezing fit. Also possibly relevant, she couldn't seem to poop in the litterbox (but she peed in there just fine).

Cat2, male, is young (2 or 3 yrs old) and currently seems healthy. When we first brought him home, he was prone to sneezing fits - then he stopped having them, and Cat1 started having them instead. His digestive system seems OK though he is getting a little pudgy.

Incidentally, Cat1 had a 'sister' who died in 2009 from FIP. We are not sure what killed Cat1 but that is a likely suspect.

Anyway, from the information here (admittedly not much) does it seem like our remaining cat is at risk?

[User Picture]From: fwickee
2011-02-19 01:21 am (UTC)
Honestly, there's no way for me to tell you for sure. Your kitty's symptoms could be from a number of things. Asthma, heartworm disease, congestive heart failure, FIP, FIV, feline leukemia, pneumonia, and cancer are just a few possible causes. If you are concerned about it, ask your vet about doing an autopsy. They may be able to determine what happened.
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