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Please Help, Lost cat now home but shaking

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ozymandiusking Sat 10-May-14 13:07:49

Hi everyone.My son's cat has been lost for a week but via facebook has been found thank God. although only a week he has lost a lot of weight,
has a torn ear, and can't put any weight on his back left leg.
but he is shaking
He hasn't yet been nuetered ( I know!!!) he's due to be done anytime now.
I TOLD them not to let him out.
I assume he is in some sort of shock, and told them to keep him warm hydrated,let him sleep,examine the paw, and if any visible wound to bathe with salt water. They can't take him to the vet until Monday. he has eaten 2 sachets of food, but I have said no more at the moment as it migh make him sick.
Is there any other advice I can give them please.?
Thankyou people.

GlaikitFizzog Sat 10-May-14 13:09:57

If the cats leg might be broken they need to get him to a vet.

Do they have insurance?

bigbadbarry Sat 10-May-14 13:11:15

I don't think you can leave it until Monday, he needs to see a vet. Hope they are insured, out of hours is not cheap.

cozietoesie Sat 10-May-14 13:14:23

He needs to be vetted directly, I'm afraid.

PestoSunnyissimos Sat 10-May-14 13:14:55

Go to an emergency vet now!

You can't leave it.

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 10-May-14 13:19:14

Why Monday? Get it to the vet.

thecatneuterer Sat 10-May-14 15:14:46

Pets at Home have vets open all weekend at normal rates. He needs to see a vet now.

Ratbagcatbag Sat 10-May-14 15:15:48

Echo all other posters. Get him to a vet now.

Wolfiefan Sat 10-May-14 15:16:55

Vet. Now.

PolterGoose Sat 10-May-14 16:48:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 10-May-14 16:52:33

You can't leave this, it's animal cruelty not to take an injured pet to a vet.

Please take him, you wouldn't like this to happen to you.

timtam23 Sat 10-May-14 16:59:11

Definitely get him to a vet today, he doesn't sound right at all

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 10-May-14 19:57:48

Any news?

cozietoesie Sat 10-May-14 21:35:07

Did they (or someone) get him to a vet, OP?

Woozlebear Sat 10-May-14 21:46:31

There are 24 hr emergency vets and animal hospitals. Find one and get him there.

If it was a person would you wait for the GP to open on Monday or would you go to A&E?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 11-May-14 19:02:25

I'm assuming he didn't get taken to a vet then.

Ratbagcatbag Sun 11-May-14 19:57:24

I would assume so too Fluffy. sad

cozietoesie Mon 12-May-14 09:30:31

I guess there was trouble at t'mill.

ozymandiusking Mon 12-May-14 21:00:34

Sorry I haven't got back sooner. They took him to the E. vet
He had a claw missing from the back leg hence not putting any weight on it.Also a bite on the top of his head which was infected. he had a, painkilling injection and an antibiotic injection. oral antibiotics from tomorrow. He has obviously been in a fight.
He has perked up a lot, not completely, but on the up.
Thank you all for your help.

cozietoesie Mon 12-May-14 21:15:51

That's good news, ozymandius. I don't care to think of what state he might have been in if a serious infection had caught hold - and the pain meds would have helped a whole load. Sometimes, making them safe and pain free when they come home is all they want from us.

Onwards and upwards, eh? Pom Pom removal (as issey puts it) should assist his roaming and fighting ways.

Thanks for getting back to us.

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 12-May-14 21:31:42


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