DCat been hit by car.....but seems ok?

(24 Posts)
Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 18:38:57

We didn't see it but a witness came to the door where DCat had run to to let us know. DCat shot in the house. She's obviously jumpy but she's not limping, I've gently checked all her limbs and she is not calling out in pain, she has no sign of bleeding, all her eyes, ears and mouth look entirely normal. She seems exactly herself just a little anxious obviously
Anyone any advice? It has just happened.

Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 18:41:27

She asking for and eating biscuits now.

FoxesOnSocks Wed 22-Jun-16 18:43:38

Get her check out by a vet. She may have not made impact but I'd be concerned enough to take her in

StopLaughingDrRoss Wed 22-Jun-16 18:44:22

Yup - definitely get her checked over, poor little thing!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 22-Jun-16 18:53:03

Vet soon as you can.

Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 18:55:38

Thanks guys. Thought so, have called the vets and will take her down now.

Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 18:57:19

Thanks guys. Thought so, have called the vets and will take her down now.

cozietoesie Wed 22-Jun-16 20:01:45

Good luck. Fingers crossed that she escaped by a whisker.

drinkyourmilk Wed 22-Jun-16 20:08:27

Hope everything worked out well. It's easy to forget how vulnerable cats can be.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 22-Jun-16 20:32:58

I hope it went well at the vets

Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 20:38:25

It seems she has escaped by a whisker and lost one of her nine lives but is otherwise fine. Vet couldn't find anything to be concerned about
; they checked her all over including her paws which I believe can be damaged in collisions but there isn't a mark on her. She is tired though and now curled up in her bed. DP and I keep checking her and I think she's getting a bit annoyed at being woken up now! smile she was a house cat for 4 years before we moved into a much quieter area 6 months ago but I think from now on she won't be allowed out of the back garden which at least is quite large. I don't want to risk it again. Thanks for the advice all flowers

Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 20:42:31

Here are a couple of pics. The first you can barely tell front leg from ear from nose because she's half upside down with her paw over her face in her bed but this is her now and she's purring. The second pic was earlier when we first got back from the vets.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 22-Jun-16 20:46:53

I'm so glad she's OK. She's a gorgeous cat

Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 20:51:31

Thanks pink. She is and she knows it. She's only 5 so we hope to have her for quite a few more years yet!!

cozietoesie Wed 22-Jun-16 20:52:35

A beautiful girl. Her being tired is no surprise - think of humans. When you have a near incident you experience an amazing adrenalin etc rush and when that recedes, you can feel quite tired and weak. She's likely the same.

Glad she's OK. smile

FoxesOnSocks Wed 22-Jun-16 20:53:06

Ah good!!!

Utterly gorgeous. Beautiful black cat.

Hopelass Wed 22-Jun-16 20:59:09

Thank you foxes and cozie smile

timtam23 Wed 22-Jun-16 21:02:18

Glad to hear she is OK, she's a lucky girl smile

Hopelass Thu 23-Jun-16 05:29:24

Thanks timtam smile

iloveeverykindofcat Thu 23-Jun-16 08:40:13

Phew. You must be so relieved. flowers. Hopefully she'll avoid the road from now on!

pilates Thu 23-Jun-16 08:47:18

Glad you got her checked out and she is ok smile

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 23-Jun-16 08:49:57

That is one lucky cat you've got there.

Hopelass Thu 23-Jun-16 14:26:30

Thanks all, she's fine today. I'm even wondering whether she was hit at all and whether the woman who witnessed it saw the car stop and DCat run out from behind it...... Either way we're very glad she's ok and safe at home. We'll cat proof the garden I think and make sure she can't get out onto the road from now on, she hasn't got the sense to stay safe!

cozietoesie Thu 23-Jun-16 14:50:19

Glad she seems fine. smile

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