I think Peanut is dying and I don't know what to do

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Sieden, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. PussCatPrince

    PussCatPrince Well-Known Member

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    I totally believe it . I can feel that from here.
     
  2. Sieden

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    Yeah it's crazy too, this bond began on day 1. It started the moment that I picked him up like a baby (already a full grown cat) and he didn't fight to get down. My friend said that if I didn't take him home that she was taking him to the shelter. I kept him for a month and he started doing this crazy howling meow sound at all hours of the night and at the time I was a college student, and he was preventing me from getting any sleep, it was affecting my grades. I put him up for adoption and this lady came to get him. He stayed with her for a week and then I called her up crying saying that I changed my mind lol. She had no problem bringing him back and said that he was hiding under the couch and he refused to eat, it wasn't 10 minutes after she dropped him off that he was chowing down in the kitchen. That's when I knew that he was totally attached to me. Ever since then he has slept in my arms like a toddler, it's so cute the way that he does it, head on the pillow and facing me. I don't have any kids so he's the closet thing that I have to one, none of my other cats have been as "human" as he is.
     
  3. Sieden

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    This is me and Peanut checking our email and probably watching some Netflix together
     

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  4. JeffJ

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    Before you know it, Peanut will be healthy and back at home watching more Netflix. That is a good pic of your orange fur-kid.
     
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  5. Sieden

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    Thanks Jeff, I sure hope that you're right.
     
  6. Sieden

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    Thank you. I love all cats but I'm partial to orange cats too. They have a unique personality I think.
     
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  7. Barbara & Uncle

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    Special guy, special bond for sure. Sending more hugs and healing vines to you and Peanut. :bighug::bighug::bighug: I'm a bit partial myself ;)
     
  8. Squalliesmom

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    Don't give up yet, the vets don't always get it right. Nobody else knows your baby the way you do - go talk to him, he will let you know what is best for him. (((Hugs))), prayers, and healing vines! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  9. Darnell & Sprocket

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    Dont give up just yet. My kid got worse before he got better on his 1st vet visit. They thought he wouldnt make it but he fought back. A little love can go a long way. Over 2 n half years later we are still here and doing well.
    What you told him is right. Its up to him. He can do it if he feels his body can come back. As Chris said. He will let you know. Ask the vet techs to give a little extra love when your not there too.
    Love can help alot. Tell him he can fight. Its up to him. Hugs.
     
  10. LizzieInTexas

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    Take a t-shirt that you have worn or a towel that you have used after a shower and leave it with him in the cage - that way your scent is with him. Don't give up. If Peanut is still fighting - you fight for him. You will know. :bighug:
     
  11. Tanya and Ducia

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    Sieden,
    try to go to see him as soon as possible and try to feed him. Tell him that you did not abandon him, that you are taking him back home as soon as he eats. They understand. The food will help w/ electrolytes.
    Great suggestion from Lizzie re: taking worn short in for him to sleep on - he must be stressed beyond imaginable.
    :bighug:
    Talk to a nurse or tech on shift to show him a bit extra love - maybe bring in donates?:confused:
     
  12. LizzieInTexas

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    I do this. Donuts and koloches in the AM and cookies in the PM. Gizmo Is such a little $#!+ but so adorable that everyone wants to love on him and he won't let them. But they all love him there (at his vets).
     
  13. Kaori &Utyun

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    A lot of prayers, and healing vines to peanuts!:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  14. Carol & Murphy

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    Really hope your visit brings good news and boosts you both
     
  15. Veronica & Babu-chiri

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    I hope your visit helps him I sure it will, there's no better medicine for our babys that their special human love ( when they choose someone the bond becomes very strong)
     
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  16. Sieden

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    Oh that's a good idea, I'll take the shirt that I slept in. I did that for him when I went out of town before.
     
  17. Squeaky and KT (GA)

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    HUGS Sieden....
     
  18. Sieden

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    Does this seem a little bit odd to you guys. I mean if this is just kidney or liver disease I think it's strange that it made him sick over night. Well I'm sure that if that's the case then he probably was sick but he seemed fine one day and then just not feeling himself the next and just got worse and worse until day 3 when I took him to the vet. I would have took him sooner had I posted about it sooner but I didn't realize how critical it was on day 2 and I knew that I couldn't afford it so I was praying that he would get better. This just doesn't make sense. I just can't wrap my mind around how he could go from seemingly healthy one day to critically ill a few days later.
     
  19. Tracey&Jones

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    That is just how it goes sometimes. Jones was doing great then bam - 3 day ER visit as he has trouble breathing and they don't know why it happened!

    Sometimes with the kidneys/liver- their bodies compensate for so long then it hits a tipping point and the body can't hold on any more.

    It happens with humans as well and we hoomans, in generally, are not very good at hiding our illnesses either.
     
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  20. Sieden

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    The vet called with an update. He said there isn't any improvement from last night. The Phosphorus and Potassium have slightly improved but the Sodium and Chloride have now declined. He was also showing labored breathing earlier when he was awake but the breathing has gone back to normal when he's sleeping.
     
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  21. Tanya and Ducia

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    :(poor little fellow - sending more vines:bighug::bighug::bighug:
    sorry about the electrolytes not been stabilized but they are working on it...
    let see what happens when you try feeding him when you visit
    Has he ever had heart problems?
     
  22. Vader723

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    Sending positive thoughts and hugs. I have 3 cats, but Vader is definitely my baby, and he will be the one who shatters my heart when the time comes. We all definitely understand the bond. Will be watching for updates...
     
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  23. Stephanie & Quintus

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    Just caught up with the thread. My thoughts are with you and Peanut.
     
  24. Sieden

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    No he's never had heart problems before

    I'm about to head up there to see him here in a little bit
     
  25. PussCatPrince

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    Will be thinking of you both. xx
     
  26. donnalea

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    Prayers going up for both of you. I will be donating to help.
     
  27. nmveasey

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    Thinking of Peanut today. I sure hope he is doing better. Keep up the good fight buddy!:bighug:
     
  28. Barbara & Uncle

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    My heart is with you and Peanut today :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  30. JanetNJ

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    Hugs. Praying things get better
     
  31. Sieden

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    I just got back from my visit with Peanut a little bit ago. He recognized that I was his mommy but he just didn't have the energy to perk up. He opened his eyes and looked at me when I first got there but when I took him in my arms and sat down with him he just closed his eyes and put his head on my chest. I'm not sure if he was sleeping or just too weak to keep his eyes open for long. I would occasionally get up and walk around the room with him and he would open his eyes during that time, he would look at the painting on the wall and the other stuff in the room but as soon as I sat back down, he would close his eyes again. I just made sure to keep talking to him and letting him know that I love him. I even sang you are my sunshine to him. The vet is pushing for me to make a decision about putting him down by tomorrow afternoon but I think he needs a little longer than that, I at least need to see if he's made any improvement by tomorrow. I feel like they are pushing me and not giving me any hope at all. By the looks of it his electrolytes are more out of whack than they were previously because now everything is effected, nothing is where it's really supposed to be anymore so I don't know. I just want to see what the vet says by tomorrow afternoon and go from there. Hopefully my visit will have done something. Also I did bring a shirt that I wore for Peanut to have with him and I left some bonito flakes for them to mix with his food.
     
  32. nmveasey

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    :bighug: Bless you Sieden. I hope and pray that Peanut gets better quick!
     
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  33. Vader723

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    :bighug: Thinking of you
     
  34. Veronica & Babu-chiri

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    Sending you and Peanut lots and lots of :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    I hope he starts getting better did the vet told you if he was eating on his own?
     
  35. Dyana

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    Sending Healing Vines to your Peanut.
    :bighug:
     
  36. PussCatPrince

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    No-one should ever feel pressured to make these tough decisions. Only you and peanut can make that.
    Did the vet practice say why they felt everything remained out of kilter?

    My hope for you both is that Peanut turns a corner overnight & is then on his way up no matter how slowly

    Whatever you and Peanut decide, I hope you get to bring him home.
     
  37. JanetNJ

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    I'm sorry to hear he hasn't made progress. Give it one more night to decide.
     
  38. Sieden

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    To answer the questions, no he has made no effort at all to eat other than the one day that he licked at his food. I went ahead and gave them the okay to start a nasal tube tonight and we will see if that helps at all by tomorrow. Also they have not said why they believe that his numbers have remained out of kilter, just that he's not responding to treatment. No real explanation for it though.
     
  39. Tanya and Ducia

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    praying for you and Peanut
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  40. JeffJ

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    Getting some food into him should make him feel a bit better. When Leo was having eating issues this year, the syringe feeding, then the tube feeding helped a lot. Kind of obvious, but the food is giving them some energy to fight whatever is the issue.

    I hope the nasal tube feeding helps. More healing vines for Peanut and you. I hope he pulls through.:bighug:
     
  41. PussCatPrince

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    Me too.
     
  42. Rupert_09

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    I hear you about the special Bond.. Rupert goes crazy when I am not around. He will meow and meow until I come home. He drove my poor daughter nuts. She had to have him due to a house fire. I told the fire department he was in the house and to get him. They didn't. I stayed until 9pm I broke a basement window to crawl into but it was too small so I stayed there calling him out. Thank God he was alive and came out.... the fire srarted at 3pm. I was so mad at the fire department. I had to have him stay with my oldest daughter he meowed and meowed hid in their wall meowing until I came and got him. He did the same thing when I was in the hospital for 6 days. I told my Husband to bring him here in his cat stroller. Bit I was in way too much pain to have him there with me to visit.:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  43. Sieden

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    Wow, I'm sorry to hear about that. I am glad to hear that you did get him out and that he's doing well.
     
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    This mornings update is very sad.

    Last night I have a feeling that Peanut was telling me that he doesn't want to fight anymore but I wanted to encourage him to try just one more night but it didn't work. His numbers on his electrolytes are even worse this morning despite the feeding tube. So with that said I have made the incredibly hard decision to have him euthanized today when I go visit. I don't want him to suffer any longer and it's been made clear to me that there isn't anything that can be done for him at this point. He's so deathly ill that anything beyond what they are currently doing would surely kill him anyway so I would rather just peacefully let him go while I can be there with him instead of him being alone. I'm just reading on pet cremation real quick first and trying to figure out if I'm going to have him cremated or bring him home for a burial before I go up there to do this.

    Thank you all for you loving support and kindness in the last few days. I have certainly leaned on this forum for guidance and comfort. I won't be leaving this forum just because I will no longer physically have a sugar cat in my home. Everything that I've learned, I learned from Peanut and it's only fair that I pass it on and continue to help others.
     
  45. JanetNJ

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    They always let us know when it's time. I'm sorry it is your kitty's time to go... you did everything you could for him.
     
  46. Stephanie & Quintus

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    So, so sad for you. Hugs.
     
  47. Vader723

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    I’m so very sorry to hear this. We’ve never met, but my heart is breaking for you. :bighug:
     
  48. Nan & Amber

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    I'm so sorry. RIP, sweet Peanut. :rb_icon:
     
  49. PPCW

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    Hugs to you and Peanut. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  50. Sieden

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    When this is over I'll do a memorial thread for him
     
  51. Sharon14

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    I’m so very sorry:bighug:
     
  52. Squeaky and KT (GA)

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    Sieden, HUGS and hugs and hugs and hugs....and more...
     
  53. Tanya and Ducia

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    I am so very sorry it's time, Sieden, hugs and prayers for both of you :bighug::rb_icon:
     
  54. Ann & Liz

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    Many thoughts sent to you as we face very likely a similar decision very soon. It's so hard.
     
  55. Dyana

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    I'm so sorry. Hugs & Love to you.
    Fly Free Peanut cat_wings>o
     
  56. Sandi & Whisper

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    Goodbye, sweet orange boy Peanut. It's clear how much love you and your momma share, and that won't change now -- she'll just have to hug you in her heart instead.

    Fly free from pain, little one.

    I am so sorry, Sieden... :bighug:cat_wings>o:bighug:
     
  57. Kris & Teasel

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    I'm so sorry you're at this point. It's extremely hard but the kindest thing we can give them when they let us know it's time. :bighug::rb_icon:cat_wings>o
     
  58. Sieden

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    I have a question about going forward. I just took Peanut to the vet, the other cats didn't say goodbye so I don't think they realize what is going on. My boyfriend is saying that it's important to bring Peanut back home to allow the other cats to spend time with him and say goodbye, is there any truth to this? I'm not sure that they would understand anyway because he doesn't smell like himself and any time that I've taken him to the vet before and brought him home, Ginger just growls at him as if he doesn't recognize him so I don't understand how this would be any different. That's just one of his arguments against cremation as I'm still trying to make a choice.
     
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  59. Squeaky and KT (GA)

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    Sieden, if I were in your shoes, I'd wrap him in your shirt and bring him home for the others to say goodbye if they so choose.

    More hugs and hugs and hugs....
     
  60. donnalea

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    Would he be more uncomfortable riding home? Sometimes pets don't want to be moved if they are in pain. I agree with your husband. We have a special place in our garden where we have 4 cats and 1 dog. We plant a special plant and a memorial stone for each pet. We have a bench to sit on where we can meditate and talk to our pets. It's the nicest place in our yard.

    I'm so sorry you have to go through this, but he will live forever in your heart.
     
  61. Chris & China

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    There's no way to really know the answer to this....Do what your heart tells you to do. If bringing his body home with you one last time will upset you further, let the vet take care of the details, have the cremation company pick him up and you'll get the ashes back in about a week or so.

    The idea of bring a body back for other animals to see is really pretty new. Do animals grieve? Yes, of course they do....do they understand death by the viewing and smelling of a body? I doubt if we'll ever really know.

    Do what's right for YOU
     
  62. Dyana

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    J.D. passed away while I was at work (regular vets were closed). I called the ER to find out what crematorium they use. The next day, I drove him there myself and waited for the cremation and then brought his ashes home the same day. The people there were above and beyond kind. They let me sit with him in a private room for as long as I wanted, before the cremation. I cut some of my hair and tied it around his paw and he was cremated wearing his bow tie and a favorite toy and blankie. If I had known he could have all that stuff, I would have brought a shrimp (his favorite). While waiting, I was looking at the urns and they said to me, you don't have to choose now, take your time. Come back when you are ready. They gave him to me in a beautiful wood box with his name on it on a brass plate, with the nicest card. Super people. That was my first and only experience in cremating a beloved.
     
  63. Tracey&Jones

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    My heart goes out to you and Peanut. Peace is the best gift.

    Hugs to you. :bighug::bighug:
     
  64. Barbara & Uncle

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    Sending tons of hugs your way as you set your sweet boy free from pain.
     
  65. Becky & Baby Girl Kitty

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    Sorry for you... :bighug::(:bighug: it’s so difficult but you will have all the precious memories. You did do all that you could. I believe we will see all of our babies on the other side!
     
  66. Carol & Murphy

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    Such a sad day - peace to both of you :bighug::bighug:
     
  67. Critter Mom

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    This.

    And also let Peanut be your guide.

    My heart goes out to you ...

    :bighug::bighug::bighug:


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  68. Maggies Mom Debby

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    I'm so sorry for you all.
     
  69. Rachel

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    I'm so sorry. When we lost Gypsy, I didn't bring her home. She passed at the vets and then I brought her ashes home and buried her out back. Whatever is best for YOU is what you should do I think.
     
  70. Darnell & Sprocket

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    Very sorry for your loss. Peanut will be greeted at Rainbow Bridge by all his old and new friends. He will watch over you always. Big hugs to you, your family and your other furbabies. ❤:rb_icon:cat_wings>o:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  71. nmveasey

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    I don’t know you and I don’t know Peanut, but i am balling! My heart hurts so much for you and your sweet boy. I pray for comfort during this time. :bighug::bighug:Fly high sweet Peanut. cat_wings>oYou have touched so many people and you will be missed.
     
  72. Sieden

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    Changing the title prefix, it's no longer 911. I should have changed it a few days ago.
     
  73. Mum of two felines

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    I am so sorry about your fur baby. My heart goes out to you.
     
  74. JeffJ

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    It's a sad day for you, and for all of us too. I get attached to the kittehs I help here on the forum.

    Tears and hugs for you and your sweet kitteh Peanut. He was the best.:bighug:
     
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  75. JanetNJ

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    I don't think you will need to worry about the other cats saying goodbye. When there is a special bond, the spirit of the cat comes back. Zimmy has come back several times since he passed in April. My cat Nikki came back as well when she passed 10 years ago.
     
  76. Sue Hammond

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    I'm so very sorry to read this... Sending you lots of love and hugs from me and Molly xxxx
     
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  78. jayla-n-Drevon

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    :bighug:
    More prayers
    Maybe peanut would eat AD from the vet
    Is high calorie and lots of moisture in it. Is organ meat about 10% carb :bighug:
     
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