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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Cat attacked by dog appears minimally one nd broken leg (

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Cat attacked by dog appears minimally one hind broken leg ( possible spinal damage) ..skin tear slight blood visible ..respiratory 60 / min, heart rate ??... time duration approx 1 hour ago
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Michele, do you have a veterinary ER near you? You've described a critically injured cat in need of critical care.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
There r some emergency vets within 20 mile radius
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Please take advantage of one of them. Nilla's leg may represent the least of his damage. His respiratory rate can indicate pain, shock, and/or respiratory compromise as might occur with hemorrhage in or around his lungfields.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
am counting resp.by observation of rise of abdominal cavity
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok...thnk you sooo much for thoughtful response
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Yes, each rise is a breath. You're quite welcome. My best to Nilla.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Nilla ( Cat). How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin