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I am so sorry Yasmin was injured.
Can you please tell me:when did this happen?
is she able to walk?
is she in pain?
is her shoulder swollen?
was any medication tried?
is she eating?
After your reply please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer.
Thanks so much for your reply.
I am sorry but I have a few more questions:
Were xrays taken of her back and neck or just her leg and shoulder?
when she got the pain meds did she put her leg on the floor?
Could her shoulder be dislocated?
does the vet have an anti-inflammatory he could try?
Thanks for more details,
Thanks so much for your detailed reply.
I am so sorry about Yasmin's accident. I think it's wonderful that nothing is dislocated or broken. Those facts plus her age give her an excellent chance to recover. Cats are excellent healers, more so, when they are young.Yasin, improving in the way she no longer drags her leg tells me some healing is going on already.
Yes, gentle massage can help because it brings fresh blood to the surface.However, since she may have torn a tendon, you do not want to start it yet.
Set her up in a quiet area. You say she is jumping. it is better to limit that until she improves further.
In the meantime alternate war and cold compresses. Leave cold on 5 minutes and off 15 for two hours. Then do the warm same amount of time
Continue with the one that gives her the most relief. Start the massage in five days. Gently rub her back and neck and shoulder. Try for 5 - 8 minute intervals 3 times a day.
I don't know what the weather is there but if its warm swim therapy can be very helpful.
Read mhttp://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/musculoskeletal/c_ct_shoulder_joint_conditionsore here:
Ask her vet about anti-inflammatory medication.
Please keep in touch and let me know how she is doing.
As I said her age is going to work in her favor.
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Best wishes and prayers,
You are more than welcome! It is my pleasure to help someone as wonderful as you!
If the compresses hurt, Yasmin will let you know she does not like it by pulling away. Since it is cold there, lets do the warm ones first. You can put raw rice in socks and heat them in the microwave, then apply it to the area. Make sure it is not too hot. It should be just comfortably warm .She should enjoy that.If something feels god, she will want more of it.
She can take a warm bath as long as you are able to blow dry her. I do not want her to chill.
Just let her eat well and not do too much exercise and she should heal up in a few weeks or a month.She can move around but not overdo
Be sure not to give her human meds like aspirin, tylenol or ibuprofen because they are toxic to cats.
Please keep in touch and let me know how things go.
Warmest regards XXXXX XXXXX
You are more than welcome,Susan.
You should ask the vet about anti-inflammatories. Ask if he thinks they will help her.They can bring down swelling and make her much more comfortable.
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