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Hi, My 4 year old cat came in yesterday with his tail bent.
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we think our cat has a broke r.rear lower leg,will it heal on own or does he need a vet and what will vet do and about how much wiil it cost .… read more
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our cat has just broken its left hind leg again , it broke
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