DogDaz Zoo: Kitty Has Gone Over the Bridge

26 Aug

Sadly, last Friday morning, my Grandcat, Mr. Kitty, suffered a sudden onset of Saddle Thrombus and passed away.

Saddle thrombus (or saddle thrombosis) is a blood clot that starts off in the left atrium of the heart and then moves out into the aorta (aortic thromboembolism). Once there, the clot travels to the junction of the aorta and into the iliac arteries where it gets stuck. Since the iliac arteries feed into the femoral arteries, which serve the back legs, the clot prevents blood flow to the back legs and is an extremely serious condition.

90% of the time, saddle thrombus is related to an underlying heart condition such as dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (types of congestive heart failure).

The main symptom is weakness or paralysis of the hind legs, which will be colder than other parts of the body and may even be bluish in color. The cat will be in a lot of pain, often vocalizing his discomfort loudly. Go to your veterinarian or an emergency clinic immediately if your cat has these symptoms.

He was a wonderful cat and the family is heartbroken by his sudden passing. Kitty was an 11-year old Maine Coon mix. He will be greatly missed. Travel safe little man over the rainbow bridge to the big meadow in the sky.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 26, 2019 in Animals, Cats


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17 responses to “DogDaz Zoo: Kitty Has Gone Over the Bridge

  1. Catwoods

    August 26, 2019 at 00:52

    I’m terribly sad and sorry to hear this. I know it hurts to lose an animal friend, especially when it’s sudden. Peace and comfort going out to you and your family.

    • dogdaz

      August 26, 2019 at 05:30


  2. easyweimaraner

    August 26, 2019 at 01:53

    hugs to the family, that is such a hard thing to know that from now on a part of us is missing…

    • dogdaz

      August 26, 2019 at 05:31

      Thanks. There is a large hole 😿

  3. weggieboy

    August 26, 2019 at 03:14

    Hugs at this sad time. I knopw Mr. Kitty will be missed, always in your thoughts.

    • dogdaz

      August 26, 2019 at 05:32

      Thank you

  4. The Island Cats

    August 26, 2019 at 08:55

    We’re sorry to hear about Mr. Kitty. Sending you comforting purrs.

    • dogdaz

      August 26, 2019 at 09:54


  5. 15andmeowing

    August 26, 2019 at 08:56

    I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy. XO

    • dogdaz

      August 26, 2019 at 09:55


  6. awisewomansjourney

    August 26, 2019 at 13:49

    My heart, my love and God’s blessings to you in your time of grieving. It’s a blessing you have the rest of the zoo to love you through! Much Love, Deborah ❤

    • dogdaz

      August 26, 2019 at 20:50

      Thanks so much.

  7. franhunne4u

    August 26, 2019 at 17:04

    I still remember my Tom’s death and I know, these catshaped holes just never get closed. We just learn to live with them. My commiserations, you had him for so long with you and then such a brutal parting. Take your time to grieve.

    • dogdaz

      August 26, 2019 at 20:50

      Thanks for your thoughts

      • franhunne4u

        August 27, 2019 at 03:21

        I try to comfort myself that death is inevitable and it’s better I survive the pets than the other eay round. Does it help? No, not really.

        • franhunne4u

          August 27, 2019 at 03:22

          Way not eay, ffs (fatfingersyndrome)

        • dogdaz

          August 27, 2019 at 05:22

          They are short timers. It hurts no matter what. Thanks

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