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My large male cat mated with my medium female cat, and now she's dying, is it my male cat's fault that my female cat is dying?

My male cat isn't really small, but my female cat is pretty small in comparison to him, and he got her pregnant, and now she's lethargic, and dying.. Is it possible its his fault she's dying? Or is it completely unlikely?

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No, probably not. There could be something wrong with her pregnancy, or more rarely, she doesn't know how to meet her own needs. Every once in a while, it happens that animals don't have that instinctive know-how. Some animals eat their babies after they are born, abandon them, or will refuse to feed them. Some don't feel the instinctive need to eat more to provide nutrition to their babies - or don't want to. Cats generally don't have enough size difference for a size difference between the males to cause a health issue.

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Idk. If I had to guess i would say no

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I don't think its his fault

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The size of the female--not the male--usually determines the size of the kitten.

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No, but have you taken her to vet?.. that info is not provided but it sounds like you haven't.. usually they can save them if you do... but if your mom is going to be blaming anyone perhaps she should blame herself for not having both animals fixed like a responsible pet owner.

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It's too late to take her to a vet, she's at the point where they'll just put her down, and my mom always complains about how we can't afford a vet.
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She hasn't eaten in hours, we've tried to coax her into it, we haven't seen her use the bathroom, and she's going cold. So.. My assumption is its too late for them to do anything to fix it, besides put her out of her misery.
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Not the male cats fault. Something is wrong with her pregnancy. Take her to the vet ASAP.

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no

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Nothing to do with the male cat, take her to the vet, it could save her and the kittens.

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So, let me get this right... You have a cat that is displaying severe distress, enough to suggest she's dying ... And you have done nothing to help her .. You havent taken her to a vet .. You are just watching her suffer ... What? Am I understanding this right? Do you not see anything wrong with this picture?

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You live in a poor shitty household, with a cousin who brings home stray kittens and convinces us to take care of them, with no ability to pay for a vet when you need one, EVER. Add in the mentally defective mother who once a Cat becomes sick enough that it appears to be dying, suggests the only hope we have is to break its neck and end its misery.. Add in the emotional factor of watching your mother break a cats neck once when you were a kid to end its suffering..I've had to dump pets off as strays most of my life in Animal rescues for hopes of them getting help they need just to avoid my mom saying "Welp, can't do anything about it, lets break its neck."

***WE'RE POOR***.. I've done everything I can, asked friends to take her to their vet, asked online vets what could be underlying factors to her appearing to be dying. I have to get a friend to take her, and myself out to the animal rescue to drop her off as a stray with MINOR hopes that she might make it til they can check in on her and take her into immediate care. Needless to say, I love all the animals that are brought in to my home, but we don't have the money, nor have we ever had the money to take them to a vet.. Thus why I've never wanted any pets besides goldfish, where if they die, you cry a little and then you can drop it in the toilet, and get another. >_>'
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You live in a poor household, with a cousin who brings home stray kittens and convinces us to take care of them, with no ability to pay for a vet when you need one, EVER. Add in the mentally defective mother who once a Cat becomes sick enough that it appears to be dying, suggests the only hope we have is to break its neck and end its misery.. Add in the emotional factor of watching your mother break a cats neck once when you were a kid to end its suffering..I've had to dump pets off as strays most of my life in Animal rescues for hopes of them getting help they need just to avoid my mom saying "Welp, can't do anything about it, lets break its neck." Sit in my shoes for a bit.

***WE'RE POOR***.. I've done everything I can, asked friends to take her to their vet, asked online vets what could be underlying factors to her appearing to be dying. I have to get a friend to take her, and myself out to the animal rescue to drop her off as a stray with MINOR hopes that she might make it til they can check in on her and take her into immediate care. Needless to say, I love all the animals that are brought in to my home, but we don't have the money, nor have we ever had the money to take them to a vet.. Thus why I've never wanted any pets besides goldfish, where if they die, you cry a little and then you can drop it in the toilet, and get another. >_>'
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I empathise with your plight .. and commend your good intentions in rescueing misfortunates ... In such an extreme case .. where there are no options .. I regrettably have to agree with your mom. This kitten is suffering and if there is no hope to end it's suffering than perhaps it .. gulp .. should be euthanized. It pains me to even say that.

The reality is .. putting an animal down is far more humane than allowing it to suffer unspeakable torment with no hope of getting help.

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It's the fault of the people who didn't get these cats fixed. the cats just act on instinct but humans are supposed to have more common sense.

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