Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. I am so sorry to hear about your Kitty. It definitely sounded like you were dealing with some serious issues. There are a lot of things that can cause anemia in cats. If he was extremely anemic, they can actually compensate very well for that if the anemia has been gradual. That allows their body time to compensate. At some point, their body will completely decompensate, making it look like they are all of a sudden sick, when it has really been building up for a long time. If the anemia was regenerative (the bone marrow was actively producing new red blood cells to compensate), that usually means it was either due to blood loss, a blood parasite or blood cell destruction by the immune system. If it wasn't regenerative, then it can literally be from many different things. It is possible he had been losing microscopic amounts of blood in his stool for a while, causing the anemia. If that was the case, I would be concerned about a tumor in the GI tract or abdomen. A tumor in the abdomen can all of a sudden rupture, causing them to bleed out quickly. The high calcium values are very suggestive of some type of cancer, and it could have been related to the liver. It is unlikely due to eating anything related to the drop cloth. That may have caused some other problems, but his history is just not that consistent to it. Unfortunately, your vet would probably have to do an autopsy to evaluate his tissues and send samples in to the lab to get a definitive diagnosis on the cause of death. Again, I am very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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