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I lost my cat Thursday to HCM

autumngems

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My family is devastated. We lost our Maine Coone Hobie Thursday unexpectedly,he had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, had a blood clot and lost use of his legs. We had to put him down. He wasnt even 3 yrs old yet. He was such a big part of our family every day. I am at a loss as is my poor daughter, we had gotten him to help her with her depression. 12150.jpeg 20210110_162505.jpg 20210107_174456.jpg 20201225_184725.jpg
 

Ceilimom

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So very sorry you lost this beautiful kitty, way to young. I can only imagine how very sad this loss has left your family.
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Heartbreaking loss of such a beauty and much loved family pet.

kind regards--Sharon
 

GeorgieQ

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Oh no! :cry2: I'm so sorry to both you and your daughter. He looks like he was a beautiful, big boy. The loss of a pet really can be quite devastating, especially one so young and unexpectedly. My heart goes out to you.
 

Matata

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Tragic loss for your family. Gentle hugs.

If you decide to eventually get another Maine Coon, insist on a DNA test to see if the cat carries both genes for HCM. If the cat carries the mutation on one of the 2 genes, it likely won't develop HCM. If it carries the mutation on both genes, it will eventually develop HCM. It is estimated that 30% of Maine Coons carry the mutation. Imo, it's prudent to avoid any breeder that neglects to test breeding pairs for the mutation.
 

foxinsox

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I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s awful when it’s so unexpected. He looks like a beautiful cat.
 

missy

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I am so sorry @autumngems :(
Sending you and your family gentle hugs.
 

Jambalaya

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What a gorgeous cat! I'm really sorry for your loss.
 

MamaBee

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That’s so sad! My heart goes out to you and your daughter..
 

adlgel

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I’m so very sorry - how heartbreaking to lose him so young. We had to put our 12.5 year old down a month ago and the void left in our house is still so very tangible.
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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I am so sorry. I know this hurts so bad. Sending prayers for you, your sweet kitty and your daughter.
 

siamese3

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@autumngems, so sorry to read this about your Hobie. So shocking and horribly sad. I wish there was something I could say to ease your heartache.
 

rcjtraveler

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I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful kitty. The loss of a beloved pet is so very hard, especially when it is unexpected in a young animal. Take good care.
 

kenny

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Very sorry for your loss. :((
Our furbabies hold an important place in our hearts.
 

MissGotRocks

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So sorry for this loss. Tragic at such a young age. Hope you will be able to open your heart to another in time.
 

TARSHA

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I'm so sorry. We, too, had to recently put down one of our fur babies (badly infected kidney, couldn't be touched or try to move without suffering extreme pain). But, try to take some comfort in knowing both of them were able to walk over the Rainbow Bridge.
 

HollyJane

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I'm sorry for your loss. I know how painful it is losing a beautiful loving cat that provided such emotional support as my Holly Jane did too. I'm sorry if that didn't make sense. I just feel for you.
 

Queenie60

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So sorry for your loss. I feel for you, have lost 4 pets since 2018. Take care and hugs to you.
 
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