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Diagnosed with a broken femur. The hind leg. Needs surgery,
Diagnosed with a broken femur. The hind leg. Needs surgery, but the ballpark estimate was several thousand. Can we splint and hope for the best? Don't have the money to get the surgery. … read more
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My 4.5 month old kitten seems to have injured her leg. She was quite listless yesterday, and we took her to the emergency vet. Until the weekend is over we have elected to bring her home - no X-rays y… read more
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I think my 8 week old kitten has a broken femur. I can
I think my 8 week old kitten has a broken femur. I can palpate the femur and is not displaced but obviously a large lump on the bone(with have another kitten and that kitten doesn't have that lump. So… read more
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I have a 18 month old male cat that got shot by someone with
i have a 18 month old male cat that got shot by someone with a 22 in the right front femer had x-rays and they said the broken bone will heal without any support, it just hangs there as he walks we go… read more
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My son's 13 month old cat had his hind end backed over by a
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Dr. Joey
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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I have a 9 week old Persian kitten. In the middle of the night
I have a 9 week old Persian kitten. In the middle of the night my dogs got out of their pen. I heard her scream and I jumped up. She was dragging her left bag leg. She is still dragging it. I cannot f… read more
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I have a 2 pound kitten with a broken elbow. How much baby
I have a 2 pound kitten with a broken elbow. How much baby aspirin can I give him? frequency & duration? I took him to the local vet (xray performed) and was quoted one price by the doctor (which was … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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Friends cat was just taken to vet. The cat has a broken back
Friends cat was just taken to vet. The cat has a broken back leg. Tibia and can't remeber the other bone. Would you advise a splint or surgery? He has been quoted a cost of approximately $2000.00 to 3… read more
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My son's new kitty ( 8 months old??) just fractured her leg. The emergency vet said she needs surgery. it is " above the joint" and will not heal otherwise. The alternative is amputation. She said the… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
cat: his back leg and may have broken his front leg..xrays..heal
My cat got hit by a car, he seems to have bruising around his back leg and may have broken his front leg. I took him to the vet and he is getting some xrays this morning, if he does have a broken leg,… read more
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A stray kitten that we would always see around, came under our car tire and we accidently broke his leg. We felt horrible when we saw his back leg just hanging, so we decided we could not just leave h… read more
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Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
cat: xrays show her femur bone is broken clean through.
My cat was hit by a car last week. Xrays show her femur bone is broken clean through. I have been told she needs FHO surgery. I really cannot afford the surgery. Will her leg heal on its own without t… read more
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how to splint a kittens broken leg i have a 8wk old kitten
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I think our cat has a broken leg. It just hangs limply. We
I think our cat has a broken leg. It just hangs limply. We noticed it about 3 days ago. Can I build a splint for him myself or do I need to go to the vet?… read more
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cat: Stray..with recent hind lower leg injury - closed 2x2 wound
Stray adult cat with recent hind lower leg injury - closed 2"x2" wound, although abraded and furless - probable fx. - unknown time - maybe 6 to 12 days since injury. Cat perhaps caught in trap. No obv… read more
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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I have a cat that is 2yrs old. She broke her leg and I cant
I have a cat that is 2yrs old. She broke her leg and I can't afford to get it casted or xrayed. I know it's broke. It just hangs there. She doesnt seem to be in a lot of pain but what is the best way … read more
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Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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cat: with a broken hind leg. the break looks to be on the lower part
what can you do for a cat with a broken hind leg. the break looks to be on the lower part and it is a closed fracture. I do not have any money at the moment and everyone I call will not do anything wi… read more
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