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    Just lost one of our little babies and I’m trying to figure out what happened to ease my daughters mind and get my girlfriend off her case.

    A little back story:

    I have 2 one year old cats Rikku and Lulu (sisters!) that I absolutely adore. While moving my girlfriend out of her apartment last month we had found a stray kitten, no older then a few weeks, that we decided to take in. We picked up some Petag milk replacement to feed her and kept her in the room with us. After a day or 2 both the cats fell in love with the new addition that we ended up naming Ahri. Everything was fine, she was very healthy and playful and loved being with me while I was on the computer or watching tv. I also have 2 kids who love the cats, 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son, I had them over this weekend for Labor Day. Both my girlfriend and I came down with a cold so we slept in a little late and the kids were already up, I woke up to my girlfriend saying the kitten was acting strange so I ran into the living room to her on her back struggling to get up, Pupils super dilated, and struggling to breath. I felt her tummy and it was a little bloated and you could hear milk splashing inside. I had my girlfriend rush her to the emergency vet but she had passed on the way. After talking to my kids my daughter said she had fed the kitten because she was hungry.

    So why we were thinking is maybe too much formula? Kitten born illness we didn’t see? Any reply helps this has broken all our hearts and I want to ease my family’s minds on what may or may not have happened.



    I am so sorry for the loss of your little kitten. There is no way that I can tell you what happened–whether your daughter over fed her–or maybe she inhaled the formula into her lungs instead of her stomach. Maybe she laid or stepped on her accidentally, but it was an ACCIDENT. I’m sure at 7 years old, your daughter feels bad enough without having someone come down on her because of the death of the kitten. A kinder more loving approach would be advisable as I’m sure your daughter will remember this moment for the rest of her life.

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