Rebeccavet : Hi JACustomer,
Rebeccavet : Sorry to hear about Bella.
Rebeccavet : My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a licensed veterinarian.
hi hope u can help
my cat is limping on her back left leg and we have checked for any pain when we touch and it seem to be her inner hip/thight.
Rebeccavet : Does Bella go outside? One of the most common reasons for a cat that goes out to be limping is being in a fight with another cat, and having an infection.
Rebeccavet : But I could only tell if this is her problem if I could examine her,
Rebeccavet : Is she eating and drinking?
yes she does we have 2 other cats aswell but no cuts
not not 2day and she eats very well
Rebeccavet : There usually is no cut with the fight wounds, just a tiny puncture that is easy to miss.
Rebeccavet : It would be safe to try giving one half baby aspirin
Rebeccavet : This can only be done once because one dose of aspirin lasts days in cats. Do not repeat it for at least 3 days.
we have not got any we do a old cat that is on metacam tho
Rebeccavet : And never give a cat Tylenol. Very poisonous. Aspirin only.
is the metacam ok ?
Rebeccavet : You could try the Metacam. You have to be careful with it. The FDA has come out with a "black box warning" on Metacam in cats.
Rebeccavet : It has caused permanent kidney failure in some cats. Customer:
really we only got given that last week omg
Rebeccavet : So I tend not to use it.
oh dear will she be ok with one treatment tho ?
Rebeccavet : If you want to try the Metacam, I would only give a single dose, like the aspirin.
Rebeccavet : The cats that reacted bad,y to Metacam had been taking it over time.
Rebeccavet : I meant badly, not bad,y!
ok i will give her ago as we can not get her in 2 out vets untill next week
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Rebeccavet : Sounds like a good plan. As long as she is eating, she can wait till then.
lol she has not had anything all day
Rebeccavet : Hooe she is feeling better soon.
thank u for your help
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will do thank u again x
Rebeccavet : In any case, hope Bella is better soon.