pot roast the cat is dead. Thousands of people on social media shared messages of grief and anguish after the owner of Pot Roast revealed that the feline TikTok sensation had died. Just earlier this month, Pot Roast’s mom shared that her cat had been diagnosed with FIV. Now social media is flooded with people sending condolences and words of comfort to the Pot Roast owner. This is what happened to Pot Roast and how social media is coming together to support Pot Roast’s owner.
Pot Roast died after being diagnosed with a severe case of IVF that had spread to his bone marrow.
Pot Roast’s mother (who keeps her name private on social media) shared the news on TikTok the night of February 6, announcing to his more than 930,000 followers that the beloved cat had died that morning.
She wrote: “My little bird flew away at 11:47am this morning. When I watched Pot Roast this morning, I could feel that she was done fighting and even though I wasn’t done fighting for her, I let her go. She went to sleep in my arms. In the end, it was just her and me. And I’m grateful for every moment we spend together.”
The video showed her holding Pot Roast nearby, the cat wrapped in a towel.
At the time of publication of this article, the video already had more than 23,000 responses from people who sent their condolences to the owner of the beloved cat.
Although the exact cause of Pot Roast’s death is unknown, earlier that month Pot Roast had been diagnosed with a severe case of IVF. Pot Roast’s mother he said in a TikTok video that the diagnosis was a complete shock to her.
She had been documenting Pot Roast’s health issues, including a February 8 video sharing that the cat was FIV positive. The video received more than 2 million views on TikTok. She shared that Pot Roast had tested positive for IVF, which “shocked” her because Pot Roast had tested negative when he was a kitten, as had all of his cats.
She said the vet told her that Pot Roast’s IVF had progressed to her bone marrow, which was no longer producing red or white blood cells. She said she was told at the time that Pot Roast was “living on borrowed time.”
The day before Pot Roast died, his mother had shared more details about cat health problems. He wrote on TikTok that Pot Roast was in the vet hospital, needed a second blood transfusion, and had a seizure from low blood sugar. He said that he was going to distance himself from social media for the time being because he didn’t know how much time they had left.
FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) is one of the most common diseases of cats. Attacks a cat’s immune system, shared the Cornell University, and can leave cats vulnerable to serious illnesses from bacteria, viruses, and other infections that might normally be minor. FIV is usually spread through bite wounds, but on rare occasions it can also be spread when cats groom each other or share water bowls.
Pot Roast’s mom found Pot Roast in 2014 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. It was finals week of her sophomore year and she attended an event where students could pay $5 to sit in a kitty pen for two hours on campus to help relieve stress, The Pitch reported. Pot Roast was one of the kittens in the barnyard, she spent two hours with the kitten, and then immediately went to the animal shelter to adopt her.
After adopting Pot Roast, she learned the cat had numerous health issues, including stomatitis and feline herpes, The Pitch reported. He said originally created your TikTok account as a way to keep up with his college friends. The owner of Pot Roast is known for her dark sense of humor and her funny short videos. Recently, videos of her took a more serious turn as Pot Roast’s health took a turn for the worse. She still tried to find some fun moments to share, even in the midst of so much pain.
Pot Roast trended on Twitter as people from all social media platforms shared their condolences
The internet was flooded with people sending condolences and words of condolences to Pot Roast’s mother after she shared the news.
On TikTok, followers left emotional messages.
Kezia-Jai x wrote: “rest in peace, she will always be in all of our hearts <3 ❤️"
Alexis P wrote, “my heart is broken for you. I’ve been watching pot roast since the beginning. I can’t believe this 😭 my heart goes out to you 💜”
Ellie wrote: “He died during a full moon in Leo. When I see the moon now I will think of her. A big beautiful lion in the sky.”
Pot Roast also trended on Twitter after the news.
One person simply wrote, “We will miss you <3.”
Another person wrote, “starting an emotional support group for people who are into tiktok (the cat). I’m not doing well”
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