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Experience:  Internship and residency at UCD. 47 years experience.
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im not sure if my kittens neck is broken, but he move his body

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im not sure if my kittens neck is broken, but he move his body around but cant lift his head, except for all the way back, I have given him water and milk in a bottle and he swallows it, he acts like he wants to survive, should i try, he also has no control of his eyes or ears, what to do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Denise Colgrove replied 7 years ago.
Oh I am so sorry about Boy. I think all you can do is to take him in to emergency and see if there is any hope or if he should be put to sleep. Gently put him on something flat like a tray so he won't get injured more. That is the only hope you have as cortico steroids could be given that might help to reduce swelling and inflammation in the spinal cord and brain.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
he keeps trying to get up, is that normal for a broken neck?
Expert:  Denise Colgrove replied 7 years ago.
No that is not normal and is a good sign. May be with corticosteroids and rest he may recover.
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