Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

He was hit by a car, a glancing blow to the side of the

He was hit by...

He was hit by a car, a glancing blow to the side of the face. Very little blood but he is basically unconscious. I thought he was dead, but talking to him and petting him he moved a little. He is laying next to my wife and acts like he is sleeping.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?

Ziggy Stardust, he is 10 months old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ziggy?

Nothing thats not mentioned above

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
6/12/2018
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,828
Experience: Veterinarian in Practice 20 Years
Verified

Hello. My name is***** have been a veterinarian for 20 years. I am happy to help you with your question. This sounds like an emergency and not something that you can treat at home. Can you take him to a vet right now? That is what needs to happen.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question

The regular vets are usually open until 5:00 or later. The emergency clinics are open all night.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question

You can apply at www.carecredit.com if you need financing. Most vet clinics take care credit.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No I cant, I cannot afford the(###) ###-####my vet will charge me to do all the tests. The last time I took a stray in that was hit it just about killed me financially

Okay, I will opt out and allow other experts to comment.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If he has a head injury what will the vet do that I cant? I'm not being cheeky, I need to know that anything I do for him will be moving forward. Does the vet have a special treatment that decreases swelling? if thats something that happens from this?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If he has a head injury what will the vet do that I cant? I'm not being cheeky, I need to know that anything I do for him will be moving forward. Does the vet have a special treatment that decreases swelling? if that's something that happens from this type of injury?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If he has a head injury what will the vet do that I cant? I'm not being cheeky, I need to know that anything I do for him will be moving forward. Does the vet have a special treatment that decreases swelling? if that's something that happens from this type of injury?
Been a while now, still waiting.
So is that it? No reply now that I said I could not take the cat into the vet? The whole point of me asking questions was so I could make his slim chance of surviving a little better. I know he most likely wont make it through the night but, boom, just disconnect when I say I cant take him in. There's an answer.
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,562
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
Verified

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on ZS, please?

To answer you directly, a vet can treat with intravenous mannitol (a non-metabolized sugar which acts as an osmotic agent) in an attempt to reduce brain swelling.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ziggy is unconscious but responds to talking to him and petting him. Last nigh he was breathing faster than normal. this morning he just looks like he is sleeping.

Thank you for the update. There's still a chance of recovery but he'll need to be hospitalized on IV fluids/feeding as supportive care while we wait to see if he can recover more fully. The time to recovery is unknown at this time but we do want to see progressive improvement over the initial week or recovery to reasonable function isn't likely. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What does something like that cost per day at a vet clinic? I love the little guy but cannot afford a massive bill. Im not trying to be cold hearted,

Regretfully, I can't know what you would be charged and so always ask for a written estimate prior to anything being done. I might ballpark a week's care at $3500-5000.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
That's about what I figured. Thank you for your time, I will talk to them. Goodbye

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,562
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
Verified
Dr. Michael Salkin and 87 other Cat Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
ok, thank you

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a cat veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,562
35,562 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,959 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,835 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,656 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,944 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,076 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,960 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
My cat was t by the car did she die quickly? on left side of
my cat was hit by the car did she die quickly? on left side of her face eye popped out of socket tongue was out, she was lying 3 meters away and there were two strips of blood on the road from the pla… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,487 satisfied customers
My cat is 2.5 years old, neutered male. He was recently
Hi, my cat is 2.5 years old, neutered male. He was recently found injured, which was assumed to be from being hit by a car. Initially the doctors thought he had a broken pelvis, a ruptured bladder, an… read more
Doc Sara
Doc Sara
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
158 satisfied customers
I have a very sad question, my pet cat that I cared for
Hi, I have a very sad question, my pet cat that I cared for so much was found dead on the road which she never went out on, presumably hit by a car. Her back looked a little bit hunched, and there was… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
Hi Dr. B, Today, I accidentally ran over and killed my beloved
Hi Dr. B, Today, I accidentally ran over and killed my beloved foster cat. I'm devastated and I'm hoping you can help me better understand whether Bob (my foster cat) suffered excruciating pain right … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,487 satisfied customers
My pet-cat has 4 year, male, operated at all the time he had
My pet-cat has 4 year, male, operated at all the time he had not continue agressive behavior, but month ago, we observing a progerssive atacks, to my wife (his mother) and against my sister in law. To… read more
Steve O.
Steve O.
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,640 satisfied customers
We have a stray kitten. He was perfectly fine til last night
We have a stray kitten. He was perfectly fine til last night he was sitting on our porch. He is dragging his hind quarters. He is walking around uses only his front legs and completely dragging his ba… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,959 satisfied customers
My cat was found dead yesterday in my neighbours drive, first
My cat was found dead yesterday in my neighbours drive, first thought was he had been bumped by a car as bleeding from the mouth.Today I took a look at his face to see if any damage was done, too upse… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
Hi , my cat was hit by a car and died i didnt have him looked
Hi , my cat was hit by a car and died i didnt have him looked at by a vet . I would like to know what signs could give me an idea if he died quickly. he was still on the street and it looked as if his… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,487 satisfied customers
All of a sudden My cat is walking in circles around the house--up
All of a sudden My cat is walking in circles around the house--up against the perimeter of every room. His head is hung low and pupils wide...doesnt seem to be responding to his name....what is happen… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
cat: lying..he seemed paralysed from the back hips..vets..his fur
Sadly we had to have our much loved 5 yr old cat, Woody Buddy put, to sleep this afternoon, after I heard a lot of howling and in the garden and went out to find that he was lying on the concrete path… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
we have stray cats at work and in the past two days two have
we have stray cats at work and in the past two days two have died. they were not acting or looking strange prior to death. when they were found they were not ripped apart but looked to have been sleep… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
57,087 satisfied customers
My cats jaw was injured in an accident and is swollen. I dont
My cats jaw was injured in an accident and is swollen. I don't think it is broken (not sure) but I took him to two vets and without 1 to 3 thousand dollars they will not take xrays. I don't have that … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
Last night while reversing out of my mums driveway I accidently
Last night while reversing out of my mums driveway I accidently ran over our 17 year old cat! I heard a massive squeal and got out of the car. She was lying on the side of the driveway lifeless. Why w… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
cat: started to vomit a furball which ended..moaning sound associated
Yesterday, my cat started to vomit a furball which ended up being three immediate loss of stomach contents. He continued to make that moaning sound associated with the loss of a furball and seemed to … read more
Dr. Brian M.
Dr. Brian M.
Doctoral Degree
642 satisfied customers
I have a nuertered 5 year old male cat who just 15 minutes
I have a nuertered 5 year old male cat who just 15 minutes ago was outside our farmhouse and started rolling around and yowling . our neibour was outside working on our car and thought it was acting l… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
cat: my 13 year..13 year old..year old male..little blood on his mouth
my 13 year old male cat- indoor/outdoor lifestyle, was found dead in the driveway about 6:45 with a little blood on his mouth. He was about 15 ft from the roadway. He did not fell broken. I initially … read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 satisfied customers
cat: curled up on my front porch...in a corner..agressive
There is a strange cat curled up on my front porch...in a corner. He is being very quiet...not agressive at all. I have nudged him but he won't move. His eyes are open and if I didn't suspect somethin… read more
Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,348 satisfied customers
My cat seemed to be limping a little one morning, and in the
My cat seemed to be limping a little one morning, and in the last 2 days since I noticed this, the limping isnt as pronounced, but he does not jump up on things and lays down alot. I felt around his f… read more
Dr. Marie
Dr. Marie
Small Animal Veterinarian
DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
1,135 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x