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iamapushymum Sun 09-Dec-12 22:32:45

Our year old cat started looking ill on Friday night .Just sitting still with glazed eyes and overnight she vomited bile.Saturday she drunk a little cat milk and water and licked at a roast chicken breast.She managed to walk to the litter tray to wee(once) but didn't poo all day.She stayed in a hunched position and her body kept spasming
Today she has just lain on her side all day eyes open and had 2 tiny drinks of water.No wees no poos and this evening she can't even walk as one of her back legs doesn't seem able to support her weight.If she makes it through the night we'll take her to the vet tomorrow (not open weekends and there is £150 call out for home visit which I literally haven't got, having just had a huge car repair bill.)
At first we thought she had been poisoned because she loves drinking out of the shower tray and DH used a new cleaner and didn't rinse.But I'm wondering now wheter her back leg is fractured.
Anyone get any ideas

Charlie01234 Mon 10-Dec-12 18:05:24

You really don't get it do you? No remorse or sadness about an animal you sat and watched in pain ALL WEEKEND and you're getting another one next week. That makes me sick - You have neglected an animal and you are just going to go out and get another one - how are you going to afford its jabs and getting it neutered? Oh sorry, I forgot, you just wont bother will you.

Kormachameleon Mon 10-Dec-12 18:06:48

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aJumpedUpChristmasElf Mon 10-Dec-12 18:07:05

Your poor cat. I think the way you have behaved is awful

OP, do you really think getting a kitten is wise? If there is anything wrong with it you won't be able to afford treatment.

iamapushymum Mon 10-Dec-12 18:07:11

Think you are trolling now. Cat from a farm? pffffffffffft.

why is it trolling? Where do you think people get kittens from ?confused

Oh and perhaps if the sanctimonious samvet and her ilk didn't charge such extortionate fees, then people would be abit more willing to call them out in an emergency

iamapushymum Mon 10-Dec-12 18:09:12

'No remorse or sadness about an animal you sat and watched in pain ALL WEEKEND and you're getting another one next week'

..of course i'm sad and the kids are in pieces which is why I have been sourcing another kitten today.I will get it spayed but not vaccinated

aJumpedUpChristmasElf Mon 10-Dec-12 18:10:37

Perhaps people should think about whether they can afford a pet before they get one.

All my pets have come from rescue, not farms. This week I have just paid a £250 vet bill, and while it is hard to find the money it was my choice to have pets and I will ensure I can keep them well cared for and pain free.

Lifeisontheup Mon 10-Dec-12 18:13:52

How dare you! I'm appalled at your callous disregard for your own animals well being and life and yet you have the temerity to criticise me for not killing my happy dog who has just been for two half hour walks and is eating happily and is not in any pain.

I really think you should take a long hard look at yourself. In my opinion you are not fir to be put in charge of an empty nursery let alone a living breathing creature who you cannot be bothered to care for properly.

QueenOfCats Mon 10-Dec-12 18:16:22

Animals in hedgerows don't have owners who are supposed to care for and protect them.

A pet is supposed to be part of your family. I care for my cats the same way I care for my child. If one of my cats is unwell or injured in any way, day or night, they get the medical attention they deserve. I have taken my cat to the vet for far less that you stated in your op.

I love them. To see them in pain or distress would be the same for me as seeing my child in pain or distress. I wouldn't just leave them regardless of how much it would cost me.

Jesus Christ - you could have come to an arrangement with the vet over payment. I have done so before. But maybe that's because I am a loving, caring an responsible pet owner.

I'm positively sickened by you OP.

That poor kitten you intend to get, God only knows how the poor little mite will fare lumped with you as an owner.

aJumpedUpChristmasElf Mon 10-Dec-12 18:17:11

Lifeisontheup ignore her, anyone who would treat an animal in the way she has doesn't have any understanding of how to treat an animal humanely.

QueenOfCats Mon 10-Dec-12 18:18:27

Not vaccinated? Of course not. That would require you to release some money from your sweaty little palms. Just let it get sick and die, or spread disease to other animals. Great idea.

BeataNoxPotter Mon 10-Dec-12 18:20:05

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hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 10-Dec-12 18:20:07

Did you phone any of these 'sanctimonious' vets at any time for advice?

QueenOfCats Mon 10-Dec-12 18:22:27

And OP, your kids are in pieces because of YOU and your wilfully irresponsible actions. Think about that before you get another kitten that you have already admitted you will neglect.

bamboobutton Mon 10-Dec-12 18:26:51

i think you are saying you are getting a new cat to get a reaction, that is called trolling.

If it's true then i feel sorry for you as you are obviously terminally stupid.

StuffezLaBouche Mon 10-Dec-12 18:28:49

This is genuinely one of the most horrible threads I've read on MN. OP your actions are despicable and you don't deserve the privilege of keeping pets. I live my whole fucking life skint but if my cat needed emergency treatment for the sake of £150 I would beg or borrow until I had that money. And as others have said, there are financial options.

How on earth you went about your business over the weekend, walking back and forth past a convulsing animal in agony chills me. You clearly don't give a shit.

Some fucking people.

IsaXMASbelleRinging Mon 10-Dec-12 18:31:20

I think you are an irresponsible and uncaring owner.

You should have taken the cat to the vet at the first sign of illness.

I can't imagine leaving either of my poor cats to die in such clear distress without seeking medical attention for them immediately, they are pets, not wild animals. Your cat clearly had something seriously wrong and you knew it.

The vets fees could have been sorted at a later date or put on a credit card.

Actually, people like you make me SICK!

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 10-Dec-12 18:50:32

Have you recently tried to call a plumber out at a weekend? They make vets look cheap.
Having just gone through my outstanding invoices for the month and looked at the number of people I have paying off 20 or do pounds a month to clear their bill I know my conscious is clear.

EnjoyResponsibly Mon 10-Dec-12 18:55:06

Here's the difference between you and me OP.

1. I have my cats spayed vaccinated and insured. I investigated this before I got them so that I knew I could give them the best care.

2. I noticed on a Sunday morning about 6 weeks ago that one had a lump by her tail and was a bit ill looking. So I quickly posted on here and was informed by MNers about the Vets at Home vets. Less than 2 hours later I had her registered and lanced. The cost was £50. On a Sunday

There's no point anyone telling you not to get another pet. You're that fucking stupid you'll never listen, but by God karma's a going to whack you a good one one day.

Lifeisontheup Mon 10-Dec-12 19:10:07

This thread has made me so cross, very unusual for me. Our dog is spayed, vaccinated and now medicated to make sure she is pain free and happy. When the day comes when she isn't we will take her to be PTS however hard that may be and even if, god forbid, it happens over Christmas. We have already checked that our out of hours vet is on call over Christmas and we know it will be expensive but I could not live with the fact that I'd left my faithful companion for nearly 14 years in pain and distressed.
They ask so little of us and give so much love back.

Floralnomad Mon 10-Dec-12 19:15:55

I also think you're saying about getting another cat to get a reaction . I sincerely hope that someone in RL recognises you from this thread and either reports you or "outs " you where you live so that everyone knows what a truly uncaring ,irresponsible and selfish person you are. At least when you're poor cat died at the vets she would have been in the company of people who cared about her .

glitch Mon 10-Dec-12 19:25:30

Either this is a rather odd wind up thread or you really are one of the most unpleasant people I have come across on MN.

crazycrackernanna Mon 10-Dec-12 19:29:34

I would ring every memeber of my family and every one of my friends to borrow the money if my cat was ill.

But I wouldn't need I knew my responsibility when I got her, and had her vaccinated..and spayed...and insured.

She is part of my family...and money is really no object.

MrsApplepants Mon 10-Dec-12 19:56:12

Please don't get another cat OP. Get a teddy bear instead. They don't need vaccinating, insurance or vet care which you clearly aren't going to provide.

Charlie01234 Mon 10-Dec-12 20:14:23

I wouldnt even trust the op to be able to look after a teddy tbh

lurkingfromhome Tue 11-Dec-12 09:50:17

Speechless. Utterly disgusted. To think of that poor cat lying in agony and suffering a painful death makes me want to weep. There are many ways to find £150. And if that really is impossible, it's simple: don't have a pet. As soon as you take on a pet, you have a responsibility to ensure it is happy, healthy and loved. If you cannot fulfil your end of the bargain, then just don't. Really, just don't.

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