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DogDaz Zoo: Kitty Has Gone Over the Bridge

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 ❤

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2019 in Animals, Cats

 

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Caturday: A Leg Up

The herb window is Noel’s domain. But you know Mini Cooper. She will go anywhere she wants and pushes herself on cats, dogs, humans. She is a ‘very present’ cat. I am not sure that Noel is happy about sharing her afternoon nap with Mini, but she is making the best of it. Her face kind of says ‘Help me please, get this youngster out of here!’

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2019 in Cats

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Hot Dogs & Cool Cat

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Nono

Noel, get off my newspaper. No no no no no!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Caturday: Singing for Supper

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2019 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Zoomies

Zooooooom!

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2019 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: June Review

1 second a day review of the month of June here at the DogDaz Zoo, including the garden and Mommy’s bad foot.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2019 in Dogs

 

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