When the cat dies, the cat’s heartbeat will stop and the cat will not breathe. The cat’s temperature will gradually decrease with the death of the cat.
1. Feel the heartbeat of the cat.
A slowing heart rate is a sign that a cat is becoming weak and dying. A cat’s normal heart rate should be 140 to 220 beats per minute.
When a cat is critically ill or extremely weak, her heart rate drops sharply, which means that her life is about to end.
Here’s how to measure your cat’s heart rate:
Put your hand behind the base of the cat’s left front leg.
Multiply the owner’s number by four to calculate the cat’s heartbeat per minute. Then see if its heart rate is below normal.
2. Check the cat’s breathing.
Cats should have a normal breathing rate of 20 to 30 times per minute.
If the cat’s heart fails, the lungs become less efficient and the oxygen content in the blood decreases.
You can monitor your cat’s breathing by:
Sit down next to the cat, listen to its breathing quietly, and observe the ups and downs of its abdominal cavity.
If it’s breathing weakly or fast and heavy, then it’s likely to last for how long.
3. Take the cat’s temperature.
A cat’s normal temperature should be between 38 and degrees.
The temperature of a dying cat will drop.
With heart failure, its temperature drops below 38C.
The following methods can be used to measure the temperature of a cat:
Use a thermometer. If the owner has a pet thermometer, it can be used to measure the temperature of the cat’s ears. If you don’t have a pet thermometer, you can also use a digital rectal thermometer. First, turn on the thermometer, and then turn it slightly into the cat’s rectum. After the thermometer beeps, read the measured data.
Without a thermometer, you can feel the temperature of the cat’s paws with your hands. If its claws are cold, it may indicate that its heart rate is slowing down.
4. Test the cat’s diet.
Cats are on hunger strike when they are close to death. See if there’s less water and cat food in his bowl.
Remember to check your cat’s excreta. When cats refuse to eat, their excretion decreases and the color of their urine darkens.
As the cat becomes weaker, its ability to control urine and feces will gradually fade, or even completely lost. Therefore, the owner may see the remains of incontinence at home.
5. See if the cat smells.
When the cat’s organs begin to fail, toxins accumulate in the body, giving off a bad smell.
If the cat can’t breathe, it will be more and more serious.
6. See if the cat will hide alone.
Cats in the wild know that once they are dying, it’s hard to escape predators.
If you want to die quietly, you need to find a place to hide. Dying cats hide in remote rooms, under furniture, or somewhere outside.
7. Take the cat to the vet.
Take your cat to a veterinarian as soon as you see signs of illness.
Many of the signs before death are actually the same as those of critical illness.
But with proper treatment, many diseases can be cured. Don’t think that the cat will die because of these signs. Maybe it will be cured.
Chronic kidney disease is common in old cats, and the symptoms are similar to those of cats before they die. With proper treatment, even cats with chronic kidney disease can live for many years.
The symptoms of cancer, lower urinary tract disease, or tapeworm infection are similar to those before death, and these problems have a chance to be cured.
The owner must pay attention to all kinds of sudden cat situations.
What are the symptoms of sick cats
Symptoms of a cat’s illness
2: Nose dry and hot
The nose of a healthy cat is moist and cold. Except when the cat is sleeping and just waking up, if the nose is dry, it means that the cat is not very comfortable. If your cat’s nose is hot and dry, take your cat’s temperature immediately. The cat is likely to have a fever. Sick cat
3: Loss of appetite
When a cat suddenly appears anorexia or sudden increase in food intake, it indicates that the cat’s body is abnormal. The milder disease is hirsutism, and the serious disease is diabetes (sudden increase in food intake but weight loss).
4: Respiratory tract abnormality
The cat has respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, dyspnea and other symptoms. It may be that the cat has a nasal bronchial problem or has a cold. Sick cat
Vomiting is also one of the important manifestations of a cat’s illness. The owner should pay attention to the observation. If the cat’s mental appetite is normal after vomiting, it is generally just the vomit of hair balls. If the vomiting continues, it is necessary to fast, water and feed lactase for 24 hours. If the vomiting symptoms disappear and return to normal after fasting and taking medicine, it should be small gastroenteritis caused by ingestion, and it is unnecessary to seek medical treatment if vomiting continues and worsens. Sick cat
When the cat has the symptoms of salivation, pay attention to observe the cat’s mouth. The causes of the cat’s mouth watering include eating foreign bodies (such as chicken bones, needles and other sharp items), oral ulceration, etc., and in serious cases, it may be cat leukemia. Sick cat
When a cat is afraid to land on its limbs or limp, it may be a stab in the foot if it is slight, or it may be a fracture if it is serious. Sick cat
8: Third eyelid exposure
When a cat sleeps, if you peel off its eyelids, you can see that there is a white membrane attached to the eyes, which is called the third eyelid. When a cat has a fever or is seriously weak, it shows the third eyelid.
9: Constipation, diarrhea and abnormal stool
The cat is sick and dying
If the cat died because of illness and abnormal death, before death, there may be convulsions, no light in the eyes, foaming at the mouth, extremely serious hair loss, vomiting and other phenomena. But if the cat still has the strength, it may find a dark place or difficult to find corner to hide, and then slowly wait for the end of life.
The cat is sick and dying
The cat will not eat before death, only drink a little water to survive, do not like to approach people, the body is very flabby, eyes can not see things, in the dying will appear incontinence, stretching the body phenomenon.
1¡¢ Signs of a cat dying:
The situation is: before the meal, only drink a little water for three days. Extremely emaciated. The behavior is abnormal, no longer intimate with people, when you call it, it will be very sad to answer you and the voice is different from the past. I always want to stay in a secluded place that the master can’t see. Cats don’t like their owners to see their own death. Finally, his eyes couldn’t see, and he had incontinence before he died. Then stretch your body, take off your energy and exhale the last few breaths… Some cats are stiff after death, some owners do “hospice care” for them, and some have soft bodies.
Generally, before dying, a cat will have a premonition that he is going to die. Then he will return to his master’s house to “say goodbye”, and then find a place unknown to die alone. Therefore, please do not leave the cat before it dies, because only when it is with its owner can it have the courage to accept death.
2¡¢ What are the symptoms of sick cats
The cat has bright eyes. The changes of cat’s third eye face are also closely related to the disease. Under normal circumstances, the third eye face has an inner angle in the cat’s eyes, which can’t be seen at ordinary times. When the kitten is sick, the third eye face will protrude and cover up part of the eyeball, sometimes even half of the eyeball. The more prominent the third eye face, the more serious the condition is. In addition, when healthy, the cat’s eyes are very clean, very little secretion. If the disease, the eyes will appear purulent or serous secretions. When observing the cat’s eyes, it is also necessary to pay attention to whether the eyes and faces of both sides are symmetrical. For example, swelling in one case often indicates that there is local disease of the eye; if both sides are swollen at the same time, it is mostly caused by systemic diseases such as heart, * *, and severe malnutrition.
The normal color of the cat’s mouth is light pink. When the cat has a fever, its mouth becomes flushed, when it is anemic, it is pale, when it is sick, it is brown when it is sick, and it is purple when it is seriously ill. In addition, we should also pay attention to the cat’s oral secretions, tongue surface, gingiva, buccal mucosa, throat, whether there are blisters, ulceration, swelling and other abnormalities.
The normal cat nose is cold and moist. If the cat’s nose is hot, dry, or even cracked, it is abnormal. In addition, cats rarely have a runny nose, which can be a sign of a disease.
The cat’s ears move freely and are sensitive to sound. The opposite is true of sick cats. In addition, attention should be paid to whether there are secretions, hair loss and other abnormal phenomena in the cat’s ear.
The cat is on the verge of death
1. Sleep more
Cats spend most of their time sleeping. If the cat feels pain, sleep may be disturbed, or responsiveness may be reduced.
You can provide a comfortable bed or blanket for your cat to sleep on. Just like a human being, you don’t want to move when you are sick. But at the same time, pay close attention to pressure sores, which can happen to cats who are not moving for a long time.
Cats can sense that their time is coming, and they will find a quiet place to hide before they die, such as behind the wardrobe or under the bed. This explains why some cats disappear and die.
You can lock up your cat so it can’t wander and hide in unsafe places, such as under a house or in a garden shed. A dying cat can’t regulate its body temperature properly. Normally, the place where the cat wants to go should be in a quiet and safe place,
3. Less hair in dressing
Anyone who loves cats knows that cats spend a lot of time grooming their hair. Because the cat is a very clean pet, especially like clean. If the cat is in the last few days and hours, the grooming will stop. So the cat’s hair looks fluffy and smelly.
If the cat allows, you can gently comb the cat’s hair, gentle action, do not force.
4. Reduced interest
Cats are no longer interested in things they used to like, such as greeting you at the door, playing games, etc. Some cats will continue to enjoy the fun until they are in the process of death, but by the end of the day, almost all the interest will disappear.
5. Cognitive change
Cognitive function may decline due to the accumulation of toxins in the blood, hypoxemia (the level of hypoxia in the blood), electrolyte imbalance, drugs or dementia. Cats may not recognize you, exhibit a fluctuating level of consciousness, become anxious, aggressive, and vocalize more frequently.
6. Loss of appetite
As death approaches, the cat’s appetite declines and finally stops completely. This may be due to symptoms such as nausea and pain that affect appetite, or when the body’s metabolism slows down, it no longer needs energy to replenish itself.
At this stage, do not force your cat to eat food or water, which may backfire. Because the cat’s body can no longer handle enough food and water. You can dip a drop or two of water with your fingers and rub it on the cat’s gums to help keep the cat’s mouth moist and comfortable.
7. Character change
An independent cat may become very clingy, and a clingy cat may prefer to live alone when they die. Some cats need the comfort of human or animal companions, while others prefer to live alone. It’s all normal.
May the cat have no pain in the meow world, and there is no limit to family relationship. We will always be together.
They all hope that their babies will always be lively and healthy. However, cats are very tolerant, and their expression changes are not obvious. When they are not comfortable, it is not easy to distinguish them from the surface.
Therefore, the officials should observe carefully, pay more attention to some subtle changes in the body of the master and son, and discover their minor diseases in time, so as not to regret when the disease is delayed. No appetite, no energy
At ordinary times, when the excrement shoveling officer gets home, he will happily greet him at the door, but he has not come over in recent days. Usually, he can finish his meal in five minutes, and now even the speed of eating becomes slow..
In fact, anorexia is more difficult to judge, this time can help to determine the focus is body temperature and weight.
If you lose more than 10% of your normal weight, it is obvious that it is abnormal. In fact, as long as you reduce 5%, you may get sick. In addition, you can touch the ear of the owner to determine whether there is fever (cat’s normal physiological value: body temperature: 38 ¡æ ~ ¡æ).
We should pay special attention to the loss of appetite and low spirit accompanied by vomiting. There are many kinds of symptoms, the most common is cold or gastrointestinal inflammation, and nasal branch and other diseases are not ruled out. Therefore, we should take cats and cats to the hospital for examination as far as possible.
Unlike humans, cats can experience vomiting even when they are not sick, a characteristic of cats that swallow with little chewing.
Another common reason is that cats often lick their hair and form hair balls in their stomach, which need to be expelled by vomiting. If you see that the vomit of a cat is a hairball, if the cat’s eating condition and mental state are normal, you can temporarily ignore it.
But frequent vomiting cannot be ignored. If you vomit more than three times a day, or if you have vomiting for three consecutive days, you are more likely to get sick.
In addition, can be used to judge whether there will be appetite after vomiting, vomiting if exhausted, no spirit to eat, that is the characteristics of illness.
Cats, like us, have diarrhea when they eat too much or eat too cold. If the cat’s appetite is OK, you don’t have to be too nervous. You can give your cat some mommy love to relieve the symptoms.
If the diarrhea lasts more than two to three days, it must be taken to the hospital. If the kitten, it is more necessary to go to the hospital as soon as possible, because the kitten’s resistance is poor, the disease is more likely to deteriorate. Long stool time
If you spend too much time in the litter pan, or when your cat poops in pain, it’s a sign of cystitis or constipation.
Note that if the cat will always go to the toilet to urinate, it may be urethral obstruction. If the urethra is blocked, it may be in danger of uremia in a short time.
Elderly cats are relatively prone to constipation. If the cat eats normally, but does not defecate for more than three days, it is necessary to take certain measures to give the cat some probiotics, or eat soft food.
The heart rate of cats is faster than that of humans. The normal range of heart rate is 120-140 beats / min. the kittens are even higher. But if your cat’s heart beats more than 180 or even 200 beats per minute, you should pay attention to whether your cat has heart problems.
Some cats will have congenital heart disease, which can be detected as early as the kitten, and there are remedial measures. However, if the owner does not know and ignore it, his condition will continue to worsen with the growth of the cat. Even in the future, there will be the possibility of sudden death (my cat Yuanbao suddenly left us within three minutes when he was one year old and three months old) It is very necessary to do physical examination for cats regularly.
Symptoms: hair loss, diarrhea, gingivitis, recurrent skin infection, bad temper.
It doesn’t sound like a serious disease, but it’s the presence of this symptom that makes it easier for cats to develop other complications. Their occurrence makes the virus more likely to invade the cat’s body.
The immune deficiency of cats can make them have serious conjunctivitis problems. Their eyes begin to turn red, and they begin to secrete a lot of green or yellow secretions.
This disease can be simply understood as feline AIDS, so that the cat’s immune system collapsed, so that the virus wantonly invade the cat’s body.
Calcification virus symptoms:
Fever, open mouth breathing, excessive saliva secretion, loss of appetite, cough, runny nose, ulcers and blisters on the mouth.
Because cats do not have antibodies that can better resist the virus, it is a very serious respiratory disease. Stray cats are more likely to get infected with these viruses.
This kind of virus is likely to parasitize on cats for a lifetime, and actively infect other cats. However, it should be noted that if the cat is seriously ill in the virus environment, it is likely to die within 12 hours.
Symptoms: loss of appetite, weight loss, skin damage, fever, gastrointestinal dysfunction, etc.
The virus can cause the white blood cells of cats to drop, cause their immune system to deteriorate, and finally make them easily infected with a lot of diseases.
Symptoms: sudden high fever, bloody stool, persistent vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dehydration, drowsiness, circulatory disorders and rapid decrease of white blood cells (the mortality rate of sick kittens less than 8 weeks is higher)
The nasal branches of cats were as follows
Symptoms: depression, squinting, anorexia, elevated body temperature, cough, sneezing and tears are acute infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract of cats (generally occurring in kittens within 6 months)
Methods: usually use cat eye drops to clean the eyes. If you find symptoms similar to our “cold”, please see a doctor in time.
Symptoms: do not want to use litter basin, try to urinate but can not urinate, the cat itself shows no love of drinking water, frequent performance of squatting toilet posture, and other abnormal defecation behavior
Method: usually let the cat drink more water, clean up the litter in time, pay attention to the cat’s condition, and seek medical advice when it is serious.
Symptoms: there will be round or oval red spots on the cat, which will be scratched all the time, difficult to cure and easy to relapse (it will infect people and other cats, please be careful)
Symptoms: pay attention to whether the cat has been scratching or shaking its head. There are dirty black things in the cat’s ears, such as ear wax, which can lead to ear hematoma
Feline infectious peritonitis:
Symptoms: loss of appetite, weight loss, persistent fever, mental deterioration.
This is a kind of infectious disease, the cat carried by the virus, will pass through the feces, the virus will be discharged, transmitted to other cats. Most cats with the disease die in about two months. The virus also spreads easily to younger, or older, cats.
Symptoms of pneumonia in cats:
Excessive itching, rhinitis, red eyes, loss of appetite, increased nose and eye secretions, increased respiratory frequency, and even dyspnea.