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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My cat has some black thorny looking things on s r. Leg

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My cat has some black thorny looking things on his r. Leg front won't let me pull them out what can I do and ear mites I put med in ear he's feverish I have no money he needs to not be in pain what can I give him baby aspirin how much
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I dose aspirin at 10 mg/lb every 48 hours in a young cat such as Tinker. Can you upload a photo of these "black throny looking things" to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if that icon is visible) or you can use an external app such as or I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. Over the counter ear mite products work but you have to use them for at least 2 weeks. Determining if Tinker has a fever requires a rectal thermometer placed 1" into his rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F. His skin temperature isn't a good indicator of his body temperature. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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