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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Hurt his foot. It's swollen and he won't put weight on it.

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Hurt his foot. It's swollen and he won't put weight on it. No vet available till tomorrow. Please help
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Theo and he is 7
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Theo?
Customer: Best cat ever and a little overweight
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Cleo. Does he associate with other cats and could have been bitten? If so, his vet will prescribe a systemic antibiotic which needs to be onboard within 48 hours of being bitten lest the wound abscesses. For now, aspirin dosed at 5 mg per pound of body weight now and again in 48 hours if need be should be helpful. You must avoid the toxic acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen in cats. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I will take him to my vet tomorrow.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Sounds good. 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.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

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

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