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Has there been any improvement in the use of his legs?
How is he able to get in and out of a litterbox?
Are his gums pale?
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Oh my, this poor boy has been through the mill.
May God bless you for helping him.
Since his gums are not pale, we can rule out an internal injury. You are probably correct that he got him by a car. He may also have fallen or been hurt by a human creep
He most likely injured a disc or verebra in his neck or spine. Cats are great healers so with cage rest he should improve.
Sprinkle a 16t of a tsp of turmeric (curcumin) on his food every day.That spice sold in health food stores is a natural anti-inflammatory.
I would put off his neuter until he improves or he may not survive the anesthetic.
If you need financial help wih him her are some agencies:
American Animal Hospital Association http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/home " Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship." Angels 4 Animals http://www.angels4animals.org/ "Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need." Care Credit http://www.carecredit.com/ A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. "With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget." Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP) http://www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/ "Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion." The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Prog ram is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes. God's Creatures Ministry http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html "This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help." Help-A-Pet http://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html "Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor." IMOM http://www.imom.org/ "We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged." The Pet Fund http://thepetfund.com/ "The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care."
Please stay in touch with me and let me know how the boy is doing. I will always be here for you.
I hope you win the lottery for what you have done for him!!
Sincerest best wishes,
Its one sixteenth of a teaspoon once a day. One sixth would be too much.
It does not go bad but the one used as a spice may not be the same as what is sold for medicinal purposes so check with the health store.
Pleasse keep me posted.
Oh I am in West Palm so we are neighbors!!
You can get acidophilis for cats at the heath store.