Dr. Hinson : Welcome to Just Answer! I'm Dr. Hinson and I'd like to help you with your question.
Dr. Hinson : I appreciate your concern for the cat but he CANNOT have aspirin. Aspirin will kill him.
Dr. Hinson : Cats do not handle NSAID medications very well, even the ones that are made for animals. He really needs to see a vet.
Dr. Hinson : The leg could be broken or he may have an abscess/infection and needs antibiotics.
Dr. Hinson : Would you be willing to take him to a vet?
I agree with you and I won't give him anything would an absecess show on the outside he does not have anything visible. I never owned a cat if I can talk them into letting me take him to a vet and pay how does he have to go on a lease in a carrier.
sorry for the leach typo
Dr. Hinson : Is the leg swollen?
I think yes in comparison to the other and he winces if I touch it gently . He is used to me he comes over for brushings and cat massages. I can pick him up no problem.
Dr. Hinson : If it is swollen it is either infected or broken. It could be sprained or dislocated as well but those are less likley.
Dr. Hinson : I would see if they will let you take him to a vet.
Dr. Hinson : He would need to go in a carrier.
Dr. Hinson : Cats don't do leashes well unless they are trained to them.
He climbs tress and jumps off from about 6 feet maybe he outsmarted himself. At what point can i intervene or when would it be better if he did not break it.
Dr. Hinson : If there is an infection and it doesn't get treated he may get septic (his blood stream infected) and die or his leg may become gangrenous. If it is broken it likely won't heal without surgery or at least a cast.
Dr. Hinson : If the leg isn't broken now it would be a bad idea for him to be jumping around or he may break it.
ok just what I needed. I will try to take him tomorrow if they let me . Thank you for your time. I wish I had a kitty xray machine.