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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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My outside cat got his back leg in a trap. He cant walk on

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My outside cat got his back leg in a trap. He cant walk on it and licks it all the time. I don't have the money to take him to the vet. Is there anything I can do for him?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
I am so sorry Rascal got hurt.
Is his leg broken or just bruised?
Is it swollen hot or cold?
What antibiotics did you give him?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It was swollen and it might be broken. I gave him amoxicillin
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.
Begin applying cold compresses 5 minutes on and 15 off for two hours to reduce swelling. You can repeat this every 4 hours till the swelling goes down,
If there is a wound apply raw honey. It is a great healer:
Here is the dosage for amoxicillin:
If you are in the US I can give you coupons for a free vet visit:
here are two Vets that offer a free first visit:
Please let me know how Rascal is doing. I hope he feels better very soon.
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Rascal. How is everything going?