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My cat of 12 years wasn't in the best of health. She had lost some weight in the past 2 months. Her breathing had become labored in the past 3 days. She would hardly eat much anymore. I took her in to the vet and when they went to take her temperature she freaked out and went into cardiac arrest. They couldn't revive her at all. All I'm wanting to know is, I'm hoping she didn't suffer. Please help me understand.

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Hi
I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is hard and I also understand that you want answers.

Unfortunately the situation you describe sounds quite normal. Your cat was old and by the sounds of it was suffering with an underlying condition. the problem it it could have been so many things, from cancer, heart problems, diabetes etc etc the list could go on and on. The fact that she had lost weight and had labored breathing means that she was probably coming to the end of her life anyway.

The fact that she was at the vets when she died meant that they would have done everything they could for her and make sure that it was as comfortable as possible.

Take this time to grieve for your cat, don't feel ashamed of how strong your feelings are. When we lost our little mo both myself and my partner matt cried for weeks.

Best wishes Kate  

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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