I found him in my yard inside the fence (in my kitties' safe area). He would move even for food, so I knew something was bad wrong with this little piggy. We live in heavily populated neighborhood with many dogs and cats running around. This is MY cat and such a sweet baby. I had heard Tom cats howling outside a couple nights before I found my cat bitten and scraped in a few places (I've been online with you guys getting info for a couple days. I gave him antibiotics suggested, and he is now eating and drinking and I'm continuing meds for at least 5 more days. This all started about a weeks ago, I guess. I brought him in the house, of course, but even though he's better, he won't put that foot down. He's black, so hard to see things on him, but there is a 2-3" scrape on that leg, which I treated with peroxide, along with the other boo boo's. He sort of holds that leg up, but it's more like dangling, if that makes sense. I don't see a tooth mark on that leg, but it's entirely possible. I tried shaving the leg but it frightened him so, I feared he would have a heart attack. The way he does that leg seems to be a dislocated shoulder. Several days later, he's not touching it down at all, but he has jumped on a chair and slept and jumped down again on his own.??? If it is dislocated what would a vet do? Can it be popped back into place - this many days later? Or if it's broken further down on the leg, what would a vet do? Splint? Please advise as to my what if's. Thank you so much.
Yes, it's still possilbe that it is a soft tissue injury. Again, what would be done in that case. My vet is a money-milker so I'd like to have a couple ideas before he rattles off into surgery.
Again, splint for broken bones, like with humans? What is done if it's a broken bone.