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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Can a cat die from killing a mouse. My cay is getting sick,

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Can a cat die from killing a mouse.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the cat?
Customer: My cay is getting sick
JA: Where does the cat seem to hurt?
Customer: It is throwing up
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: No
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Nutmeg 11 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nutmeg?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** If you think about it, cats have been hunting mice as a food source for many, many, many years. It is in their instinct to do this. So it is a very natural thing for them to do this. Can a cat die from this? It is extremely unlikely. If my own cat killed a mouse, I wouldn't be concerned that it would cause an illness. With your cat vomiting at this time, if she didn't eat it, then it would seem very unlikely that this is causing this. How long has the vomiting been going on?