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Old 08-03-2015, 01:09 AM
 
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I took my kitten to the vet's office, and she had been treated for upper respiratory infection. After using all of her medicine, she was back to eating and drinking like she used to. But she was still sleeping around and not being her usual active self.

I then noticed that she was breathing strangely. Her stomach was going up and down pretty heavily, while she breathed through her nose heavily as well. It's like rapid heavy breathing? I took her back to the vet, and he told me that she was pushing on her lungs to keep on breathing and gave me zeniquin 25mg to give to her. I was to give her 1/2 of a pill every day. 5 pills= 10 half pills. Her first half pill was of July 30, 2015. On August 2, 2014 she was to get 4th half pill. So she'll have 6 days left of that medicine...But she was still laying around and breathing heavily still!!! Her gums were pale as well.

I was going to take her to the emergency vet that day before I went to work. I dropped by my aunts house and she was under the bed. I got her out and felt that her body wasn't feeling warm. I tried to see if she would eat or drink a bit, but when I placed her at her food bowls, it's like her legs gave under her. I then placed her in my lap, she stayed there for a moment before crying out and and got out of my lap to lay on the floor. Then my aunt picked her up, she just cried again so I told my aunt to place her on the bed. And she did, my kitten (Isabella) just laid there for a moment and I watched her take her last breath...

I was wondering if anybody can tell me what did this to her? Did the Upper Respiratory infection affect her lungs? Or did she have an underlying heart condition?
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:54 PM
 
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I took my kitten to the vet's office, and she had been treated for upper respiratory infection. After using all of her medicine, she was back to eating and drinking like she used to. But she was still sleeping around and not being her usual active self.

I then noticed that she was breathing strangely. Her stomach was going up and down pretty heavily, while she breathed through her nose heavily as well. It's like rapid heavy breathing? I took her back to the vet, and he told me that she was pushing on her lungs to keep on breathing and gave me zeniquin 25mg to give to her. I was to give her 1/2 of a pill every day. 5 pills= 10 half pills. Her first half pill was of July 30, 2015. On August 2, 2014 she was to get 4th half pill. So she'll have 6 days left of that medicine...But she was still laying around and breathing heavily still!!! Her gums were pale as well.

I was going to take her to the emergency vet that day before I went to work. I dropped by my aunts house and she was under the bed. I got her out and felt that her body wasn't feeling warm. I tried to see if she would eat or drink a bit, but when I placed her at her food bowls, it's like her legs gave under her. I then placed her in my lap, she stayed there for a moment before crying out and and got out of my lap to lay on the floor. Then my aunt picked her up, she just cried again so I told my aunt to place her on the bed. And she did, my kitten (Isabella) just laid there for a moment and I watched her take her last breath...

I was wondering if anybody can tell me what did this to her? Did the Upper Respiratory infection affect her lungs? Or did she have an underlying heart condition?
You have my sincere condolences. Any death is hard, but a kitten's always seems doubly so. You should talk to your Vet and see if they can tell you what might have happened.

It's natural to feel guilty over stuff or over-analyze it, but sometimes things just happen and there isn't much you can do. We may never know why or how. All we can do is try to be secure in the knowledge that we did the best we could and tried to give them love and a good life for the brief time they were with us.

(I know this is much easier said than done. I have a very hard time taking my own advice.)
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