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My young cat suddenly passed - I need help figuring out why?

Arlo was between three and five,strictly indoors, perfect health as far as I know, he was normal when I left playing with his brothers and when I came home from work about twelve hours later he had passed away. He was in the window ( which is a considerable jump they make often ) and his eyes and mouth where closed. The only sign of anything was some foam coming out of his mouth and nose but mainly nose. I have not been able to stop crying or blaming myself because he had to have gotten into something right ? My other two cats and dog are fine and trust me they would have all gotten into it together, and he jumped in the window if he was in danger I don’t think he could do it, also if something was ingested would it even kill him so quickly? If anyone has any alternative scenarios backed with facts or experience please let me know I just want to know what could have caused this.

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  • Betty
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    My cat died in exactly the same way.She made her way to the window and decided that was the place she would die.I took her to the vet to find out what had happened and he said she had suffered kidney failure.She was only four years old and it broke my heart so I know how you must feel...

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    • Betty
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Thank you Victoria.Keep your head up as I'm sure another cat will come along soon that will need your kindness and affection.

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  • 9 months ago

    Take him for a post mortem check

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  • John
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    White foam is not unusual. You didn't bury him did you? You know what a coma is? Well dude get a stethoscope and listen. You'll probably hear a heart beat every hour or so.

    If your not there to wake your cat or dog or whatever indoor animal you have it can drop into normal hibernation for cat reasons.

    It's a cat they live their own lives. It's not a carbon copy of a human that looks different.

  • DJC
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    Get a veterinarian to perform a necropsy. A necropsy is an autopsy for a non-human. A veterinarian will be able to more definitely tell you why your cat died as opposed to strangers on Yahoo Answers who most likely have no veterinary training.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Why? Because it's life functions ceased.

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    • DJC
      Lv 5
      9 months agoReport

      "His," not "its." Don't refer to a pet the same you would refer to an inanimate object. Don't call the cat "it." The asker clearly identified this cat was a male, so please use male pronouns. Using object pronouns is offensive.

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  • 9 months ago

    Ask a vet or someone who is qualified

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    • Victoria9 months agoReport

      This is in no way helpful and your like the sixth person to say the exact same thing. If you don’t have an expedience or helpful information to contribute feel free to not say anything. That goes for anyone else who finds this question.

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Only way to know for sure is to have your vet do an autopsy on him. But I suspect he had an underlying heart problem that no one knew about - was probably born with it. Nothing you did or didn't do caused his death. Am sorry for your loss.

  • 9 months ago

    We can't guess from here. If you want to know, you take the cat to a vet who will get a necropsy done. And you need to do that as soon as possible after death, or immediately freeze the body until you can get it done.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Cats main cause of death in your home is that they see extension cords and light cords along the ground and television cords going along the ground and they think it's a snake and they bite it. They receive an electric shock and back away. But their heart is already in cardiac arrhythmia and the cat runs to its favorite place of safety. And suffers a heart attack and a seizure and dies. This happens to stupid little dogs to.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    If you want to know what could have caused this, you promptly take Arlo's body to the vet for post-mortem examination.

    No one here can do anything other than guess. There will be ZERO facts that anyone can give you whether they guess stroke, heart failure, aneurysm, etc.

    I'm sorry for the loss of your cat.

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