Asked in Veterinary Medicine
How long does it take for rigor mortis to set in with a cat?
Asked in Cat Health
How long does it take for a cat's body to get stiff after it dies?
Rigor mortis sets in after a few hours, depending on the temperature. After rigor mortis finishes, the cat will go limp, again. Dessication (drying out) would then result in the carcass becoming stiff again (sort of like being mummified). See link below. ...
Is it possible for a cat to be dead but not be stiff even after 15 hours?
Yes, although this would be rare. Rigor mortis is caused by muscle contraction that cannot be relaxed due to lack of ATP within the muscle cells. If the muscles were not able to contract after death - such as with hypocalcemia - there would be a lack of rigor mortis. ...
Asked in Cat Health, Cats (Felines)
How do you know how long a cat has been dead?
When a creature (of any kind) dies, certain processes take place in its body. Its blood is no longer being pumped through its veins, and so coagulates (clots), eventually drying up completely. As the blood dries the creatures muscles contract and stiffen. This process is called Rigor Mortis. It causes the body to go stiff, hence the slang name for corpses. The process of Rigor Mortis in humans can take several hours to complete, depending on the persons condition before they died,...
How long does rigor mortis take to set in small animals?
Much more quickly than in humans. I'm not a professional in either human or animal fields but here are some things that I do know: The smaller the (mammal) animal, the faster the respiration and the faster the heart rate. Rigor mortis is a process of muscles contracting because the energy production system is powered by oxygen. Logically, this means that when a small furry animal stops breathing, the oxygen will be lost from their systems more quickly than in a big...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Hydrocodone, Vicodin
Would a vicodin death to a cat be painful?
Why would you want to use vicodin to kill a cat? Vets will euthanise a cat if it is clinically necessary. There are pet charities that could help you if you can't afford the fees. Euthanasia by vet is kindest & most effective. I wouldn't do it with Vicodin. The drug would rapidly reduce the cat's respiration & put it into a coma. Then the cat would make a horrid noise (similar to a Cheyne-Stokes reaction in a human), just before breathing stopped altogether....
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Health, Cat Behavior
How long does it take for a spayed cat to recover?
Depending on the cat, it can take a few hours to a few days to fully recover from the procedure. ...
Asked in Cat Maintenance
Your cat burnt its whiskers you trimmed them back will they grow back if so how long will that take?
As long as the root of the hair has not been burned then the whiskers will grow back. It depends on the breed of cat as to how long it will take for your cat to grow their whiskers back to full length. ...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Health, Cat Maintenance
How long does it take for a cat to recover after she is spayed?
The cat will be sore for at least a couple of weeks. Avoid picking it up so that the wound can heal. As long as there is no infection the cat will be good in 10 to 15 days. ...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Health, Diarrhea
What should I do with my cat who has a very bad case of diarrhea?
Take the cat to a vet. There are too many possible causes and diarrhea can be fatal for a cat if it goes on too long! ...