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We have a cat that we used to be able to pet him and now if…

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We have a cat that we used to be able to pet him and now if we pet him near his hind legs or on his spine near his tail he yowls and licks himself then licks or nips us. he actually bit my girlfriend

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the cat's name and age?

Tommy and hes 10 i believe

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Tommy?

I believe 10 or 11

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tommy?

He actually hasnt been eating the last couple of days and it seems also like if he is sitting on the couch and i go to sit next to him even if i gentle brush his tail butt area he lets out a rowllll and i barely touch him

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Dr. Rachel
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Tommy appears to be in pain in his hind area. He probably sustain an injury in that area somehow. I recommend getting him in to the vet for an x-ray of that area as well as some pain medication.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The kids and my BF used to scratch right at the base of his tale and it made his head sway like he was in heaven and they did this alot could this have caused an issue that may have spread down into both sides of his hips because it seems to be from where his hips are to the bottom of his tale down both of his sides down to his knees. ( if cats have knees LOL ) he can walk and jump fine just the touch is what sends him into this sound of a constant meow.. and he is meowing for attention more than normal
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I don't think the petting is the cause of the problem. I think they would have had to be a lot rougher with him to cause that kind of damage/pain.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok so from what you have heard you think it could be something else. and get him into a vet
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Yes, I think something else is going on. It is most likely an injury, either soft tissue such as a muscle sprain or even a fracture. Your vet will want to do an x-ray to sort it out.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Cat Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Good luck with him. If I have been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions.

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