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Stray black kitten suddenly died in the middle of a street

Stray black kitten suddenly died in the middle of a street

Caffeinated_Spooks

Send the body off for an autopsy. That's the only way to confirm for sure


whyavocados

Do you know if local vets usually offer this service?


Caffeinated_Spooks

Depends. Most can do a basic gross examination but you would have to send the body off to a pathologist. Any local vet can do that service however. You should be able to just call and inform them you need to send a body for autopsy


whyavocados

I'll call my vet tomorrow morning, thanks


Caffeinated_Spooks

dont forget to place the poor thing in a freezer until you can get them shipped out, otherwise the processes of decay could cause the toxicology results to be inconclusive


whyavocados

I can't because the neighbor took the kitten and now it's too late to wake her up. However there are like 7-8 stray cats in the area, if we find another one dead tomorrow then they must have been poisoned.


Gone_Guru_

Maybe the heat?


whyavocados

I exclude that because it's night right now here (she died 1 hour ago more or less) and the maximum temperature is around 28 degrees celsius during the day.