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You My Rico fell from the shelf in the closet he likes to

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You My Rico fell from the shelf in the closet he likes to sleep on I heard the commotion & he limped out to the living room he actually had a loud meow he is still limping & takes a few steps then lays down now he just went to the corner under a table
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Rico & 1 yrs old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rico?
Customer: He is breathing more rapidly than normal but not super fast
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long ago was the fall?

Is it a foreleg or back leg?

Is he holding the leg up or dragging it? Can he bear any weight on the leg?

If you feel up and down the leg, any swellings, tender spots, bruising, or bony crunching?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?

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