TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › What happened to Sunny?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What happened to Sunny?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sunny was my semi-feral kitty who passed away in his shelter last week.
He was found in a comfortable curled up sleeping position on his warming pad, his head on his paw. No visible signs of major trauma or wounds though there was a little dilute blood from his mouth and nose. The vet's guess is that he had lung disease, maybe pneumonia; possibly heart disease. Other than some reddish-brown crust in the corners of his eyes lately, no sign of illness, no change in appetite or activity. Sunny was going on just 9 years old.

Sunny lived up to his name - a big, robust, outgoing (loved getting pets, especially having his head rubbed) orange boy.

I can't believe he's gone - I've taken care of him since he was found with his brothers and sisters in an abandoned garage. He was about 9 months old at the time.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? Was a cause ever found?

I miss my precious Sunny-bunny boy so much.
post #2 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTLynn View Post
Sunny was my semi-feral kitty who passed away in his shelter last week.
He was found in a comfortable curled up sleeping position on his warming pad, his head on his paw. No visible signs of major trauma or wounds though there was a little dilute blood from his mouth and nose. The vet's guess is that he had lung disease, maybe pneumonia; possibly heart disease. Other than some reddish-brown crust in the corners of his eyes lately, no sign of illness, no change in appetite or activity. Sunny was going on just 9 years old.

Sunny lived up to his name - a big, robust, outgoing (loved getting pets, especially having his head rubbed) orange boy.

I can't believe he's gone - I've taken care of him since he was found with his brothers and sisters in an abandoned garage. He was about 9 months old at the time.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? Was a cause ever found?

I miss my precious Sunny-bunny boy so much.
I am sorry to hear about Sunny, at least with ya'll he knew that he was loved.


RIP sweet Sunny
post #3 of 13
That is very sad. I am sorry for your loss
Let me just tell you that 9 years is a LONG time for a feral cat to live.. especially outdoors. You must have taken excellent care of him.
post #4 of 13
Poor little guy. Dilute blood from the mouth and nose... the vet may be right, or it sounds like it could also have been some kind of poisoning.

In any case, it's good that he passed in his sleep. Rest in peace, darlin...
post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sicycat View Post
That is very sad. I am sorry for your loss
Let me just tell you that 9 years is a LONG time for a feral cat to live.. especially outdoors. You must have taken excellent care of him.
I couldn't have said it better.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know what it could have been, but I know that he was loved.
post #6 of 13
RIP SUNNY
post #7 of 13
I'm sorry that Sunny has passed on. ONe of my kitties (Hallie) passed away in her sleep all curled up with her head on her paws. But she had a known sickness (PKD or polycystic kidney disease). I still miss her to this day and it's been about 19 months.
post #8 of 13
My condolences on your loss.

Rest in peace Sunny.
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sicycat View Post
That is very sad. I am sorry for your loss
Let me just tell you that 9 years is a LONG time for a feral cat to live.. especially outdoors. You must have taken excellent care of him.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Poor little guy. Dilute blood from the mouth and nose... the vet may be right, or it sounds like it could also have been some kind of poisoning.

In any case, it's good that he passed in his sleep. Rest in peace, darlin...


R.I.P Sunny U were loved and will be missed and remembered

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you to all who replied to this thread.

Two other vets whom I consulted about reasons for Sunny's death concur that it was most likely heart or lung disease, a blood clot, possibly even heartworm, though that's not as common in our area. A vet at the large animal hospital my babies go to recently lost his own cat very suddenly. He played with her, she was acting normally. He took a shower and when he went to check on her, she had died.
A limited necropsy was done on the poor kitty(the brain wasn't examined) but no cause was found. The vet is grief-stricken.

Sunny's passing will remain a mystery, but I am so grateful that when it happened he was in his house and warm, and most probably with his brother (who misses him terribly).

Cherish and love your babies while you can - sometimes terrible things happen with no warning.
post #11 of 13
With feral cats and if he was mainly outside it could be so many different things. Just hope he didn't suffer much. Sorry for your loss - 9 yrs is a LONG life for an outside ferel cat!
post #12 of 13
I'm so sorry to hear about Sunny. He was obviously cared for and loved. Play happily at the Bridge with the other kitties, Sunny.
post #13 of 13
So .
It's sad to lose a much loved member of the family. But know he's now at peace.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Health
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › What happened to Sunny?