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How do you know the leg is broken?
Having asked that, assuming it is broken. There are a few options. Some clinics will accept care credit, which is a credit card that is for veterinary care. You would need to ask at the clinic if they accept it.
You can also try the local humane society. Some humane societies will see pets and take care of them at a deep discount, but not all. You would need to ask.
Finally, cats are amazing when it comes to healing from broken bones. In cases like this, sometimes just restricting the cat's activity for 4-8 weeks is sufficient to allow the bone to heal. It is very common for cats to have broken bones heal with no lasting effects whatsoever.
Good luck and I hope this helps.
Yes, I do mean cage rest. I would NOT recommend splinting or taping the leg. Just leaving it alone but not letting him move around is often all that needs to be done. Like I said before, cats can be amazing with their ability to heal broken bones.
However, I would encourage having him seen by a vet so that a diagnosis can be made. There are many other possibilities for a limping cat besides a broken bone. Dislocations, ligament ruptures, and severe infections can all appear the same as a fracture. Even if you elect to cage rest him for 4-8 weeks, Thomas may need pain medication, and/or antibiotics if there is any infection.
Good luck with Thomas.
I would rather not hear that you will let your cat suffer. Although there is a risk of side effects, you can give Thomas aspirin but at a very low dose. Give him 1/2 of an 81mg aspirin every 2 days. No more than that, and only as needed if he seems uncomfortable.
I'm sorry you feel as if you have been had, I am only trying to help you and your cat.
You are not required to pay if you are not happy with the answers I am giving you.
I see. I'm sorry that you have had bad experiences in the past. As is so true in life, there is always good and bad out there.
Good luck with Thomas and I hope he does well.
Thanks for getting back to me with an update on Thomas. I'm so glad to hear that he is doing well and back to his normal self.
Take care and happy New Year!