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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I don't have any money and me cat came home tonight limping

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I don't have any money and me cat came home tonight limping on his back right leg. He is in a lot of pain and his hind leg is skaking. He cries when I pick him up. I live in a rural community and the closest vet clinic is 95 miles away. Is there anything I can give him to help with the pain and how can i splint his leg or what can I do to help my little guy. Copper my cat is my first cat and I know nothing about cats, as I have always had dogs and horses. I need help
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Copper
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Copper?
Customer: No, he was in a cat fight and was treated at a Vet's office in November and was given his vaccinations and was put on antibiotics. Other than that, I don't believe he has any medical history. He was a rescue cat when he was a kitten
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Aspirin dosed at 5 mg/lb every 48 hours is the only over the counter analgesic that is safe for cats. You must avoid acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen. You mustn't wrap or splint a leg when the underlying problem isn't known. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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