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Help I just stood on my cat

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bouncingbelle Thu 10-Oct-13 17:22:22

Accidentally stood on my cats back leg, noticed there's drops of blood on the carpet and on the bed (where he ran to).looks really watery. He,s also limping and I thought I could feel a swelling just below what would be his knee, if you see what I mean. He ode oesnt want to be touched. Should I take him to vet tonight or wait to see how he is in the morning?.

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Oct-13 17:23:43

Tonight if you can, he's in pain if he doesn't want to be touched. And the blood. Hope you and the cat are ok. x

TooTabooToBoo Thu 10-Oct-13 17:25:49

Tonight, don't leave him in pain.

Hope he's ok, and you!

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 10-Oct-13 17:25:52

Take him now, you might have fractured it.

We all tread on them/trap their tails in the window/accidentally smack them in the face.

It happens.

cozietoesie Thu 10-Oct-13 17:25:56

I'd take him tonight just in case. (Your reference to the blood. When something goes wrong enough to have blood leaking out of a body, then you need to have him checked even if he's maybe just got a skin lesion from being scraped by a shoe or something.) Did you hear any sort of cracking sound?

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Oct-13 17:27:40

I was closing the patio door today and Sparkling Cat ran through the ever decreasing gap. I went all hot and cold.

I have also been known to drop a food pouch on her head every now and again. blush

SilverApples Thu 10-Oct-13 17:28:11

Vet, definitely. Cat bones are fragile, and if you don't get it sorted ASAP the possible ligament and tendon damage could cripple him permanently.

cozietoesie Thu 10-Oct-13 17:29:08

Oh - and yes, as Fluffy said. We've mostly all done it. Seniorboy sits on dark carpets in the semi-dark with his (dark) tail spread out behind him rather than tucked neatly. How I've managed to avoid it I don't know.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 10-Oct-13 17:31:18

At least you don't feed tinned food sparkling grin

cozietoesie Thu 10-Oct-13 17:32:32


Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Oct-13 17:33:29

grin Good point Fluffy. shock She is always full stretch up the kitchen cupboards when I get the food out, and bats it with her paw. hmm

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 11-Oct-13 09:08:40

Did you take him to a vet?

bouncingbelle Fri 11-Oct-13 21:45:51

I did.....he,s blatantly just a drama queen and is totally fine blush but I'm STILL making it up to him, I feel AWFUL!!!

Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one who,s done this though!

cozietoesie Fri 11-Oct-13 21:50:56

Maybe just got a wee nick which bled. But yes - he'll work it for ages.

You did the right thing to have him checked though.


Fluffycloudland77 Fri 11-Oct-13 22:01:34

It's better to take them and pay a consultation fee than not to and pay hundreds for intensive treatment.

One of our relatives scared/hurt our cat 2 years ago, he's just about over it. He still keeps an eye on them though, just in case they are cat killers.

You did the right thing.

Sparklingbrook Sat 12-Oct-13 07:35:04

Definitely Fluffy. You are paying for peace of mind and reassurance.

DidoTheDodo Sat 12-Oct-13 14:43:54

My H managed to shut Didokitty in the door last week. He was wondering why the door wouldn't close.
Didokitty is fine! (She has such a tiny squeaky meow and H is hearing impaired, so no chance of hearing her complain!)
At the moment they are tucked up together on the sofa having a siesta!

SilverApples Sat 12-Oct-13 14:45:11

I'm so pleased that he's OK, and that he is a dramacat. smile

DidoTheDodo Sat 12-Oct-13 14:48:44

I love the idea of a dramacat. Does he gallop around perfectly well until you come into view and them start limping and looking pathetic?
Delighted he is ok though.

CallMeNancy Sat 12-Oct-13 14:55:15

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bouncingbelle Sat 12-Oct-13 17:26:59

Haha loving the dramacat stories! Yes, he does have a history of it - lies on bed giving feeble meows n looking utterly pathetic if he,s the slightest bit unwell.....till he hears the rustle of plastic and flys through to kitchen to see if it's a chicken stick treat being opened! You,d have thought I,d have wizened up to it by now!,

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