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    Injured Kitten, Cheap Vets? - Manchester

    Hello , My kitten has hurt its leg and as its a sunday my usual vets is Closed i was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to treat a kittens leg or know of any free/cheap emergency vets.

    Thank you , Scott

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    i suggest you don't take any advice on how to treat it yourself as that's a job for the vets

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    Please dont try to treat it yourself. How was the kitten hurt? theres now way you can do any home treatment as you have no idea what the injury is. Keep the kitten in a room where it cant jump or run around too much and then bite the bullet and call a vet and speak to an out of hours vet or vet nurse. You can safely take the kitten tomorrow morning if your still worried.
    Its quite possible if he's playing rough, jumping around etc that he may limp for a little while. Cats and dogs do sometimes and you'd be suprised how quickly it repairs, you could just keep an eye on it for tonight
    Edited by: "dh058977" 15th Aug 2010

    Original Poster

    She fell about 4 feet off a breakfast chair and hit the metal support of the chair on her knee i think. it happened really fast.

    the advice from the vet was to say that she will need x-rays which cannot be done till tommorow just need some advice on how to get her to sit still. as we have an appoitment for her but it hurts her everytime she tries to move, its really sad to watch

    it may just have taken a knock just like us humans do i was forever taking my dog to vets when she hurt her legs and was struggling to walk properly the the vet used to tell me unless shes still strugging in four days just to leave it
    Edited by: "jamstaruk1972" 15th Aug 2010

    Trosity

    She fell about 4 feet off a breakfast chair and hit the metal support of … She fell about 4 feet off a breakfast chair and hit the metal support of the chair on her knee i think. it happened really fast.the advice from the vet was to say that she will need x-rays which cannot be done till tommorow just need some advice on how to get her to sit still. as we have an appoitment for her but it hurts her everytime she tries to move, its really sad to watch



    How old is she? Can she put weight on the limb or does she keep it lifted off the floor? Best thing you can do for her is to isolate her in a room without any distractions, just food, water, litter tray and bedding. Somewhere like a bathroom is ideal because there isnt anywhere for them to jump and hurt themselves further.
    Id be suprised if the xrays turn up anything tomorrow but obviously they have to be done as a precaution. Im sure if shes rested tonight then she'l be walking on it better by tomorrow. However you shouldnt have let her get that high up in the first place (if she was climbing etc)
    Edited by: "dh058977" 15th Aug 2010

    jamstaruk1972

    it may just have taken a knock just like us humans do i was forever … it may just have taken a knock just like us humans do i was forever taking my dog to vets when she hurt her legs and was struggling to walk properly the the vet used to tell me unless shes still strugging in four days just to leave it



    Its a little bit different for a little kitten though. They are still developing and shouldnt have really been allowed at that kind of height in the first place.

    Original Poster

    she cannot put any weight on the limb. she is trying to walk but keeps crying and falling/stumbling down. i keep putting her back in her bed or into the litter tray offering her food/water

    She's 11 weeks old.
    The only reason she was on the chair was because i was preparing her food and she jumped up.

    Trosity

    she cannot put any weight on the limb. she is trying to walk but keeps … she cannot put any weight on the limb. she is trying to walk but keeps crying and falling/stumbling down. i keep putting her back in her bed or into the litter tray offering her food/water She's 11 weeks old. The only reason she was on the chair was because i was preparing her food and she jumped up.



    Lesson learnt i guess, she shouldnt have been allowed to jump that high. Just because she is able to jump that high doesnt mean her body is able to deal with the stresses on her body of jumping back down again.
    Like i said, you need to isolate her in a quiet room on her own. Stop pestering her with food, water, picking her up etc as this will only make things worse. If you leave her in a room on her own you may be able to hear her moans for a little while (and that will be hard) but eventually she will find a comfortable position to lay down and sleep and then there wont be any stress on the limb.
    Edited by: "dh058977" 15th Aug 2010

    dh058977

    Its a little bit different for a little kitten though. They are still … Its a little bit different for a little kitten though. They are still developing and shouldnt have really been allowed at that kind of height in the first place.



    Thats what Kittens do !!!!, there very curious and will climb anything !
    Hope she is okay op , and i think your just best doing what your already doing for her and see how she is in the morning , good luck

    shopstilldrops

    Thats what Kittens do !!!!, there very curious and will climb anything … Thats what Kittens do !!!!, there very curious and will climb anything !Hope she is okay op , and i think your just best doing what your already doing for her and see how she is in the morning , good luck



    Oh yeah no doubt about that. Every kitten ive ever had (including my current 2) love to run, climb and jump but that doesnt mean that its always a good idea!

    PDSA or something.

    is that u in the avatar. is it meant to be wings... do u like it?

    I'm afraid you'll have to amputate.

    Do you have a bread knife? Or a pizza cutter, worst case.

    1. Put kitty's leg in the cardboard tube from a bog roll
    2. Draw a line around the tube to mark the cut point
    3. Hold kitty tight
    4. ......





    PS - I'm a highly qualified vet impersonator so please take my advice as it's intended. Poor kitty,

    TUSSFC

    I'm afraid you'll have to amputate.Do you have a bread knife? Or a pizza … I'm afraid you'll have to amputate.Do you have a bread knife? Or a pizza cutter, worst case.1. Put kitty's leg in the cardboard tube from a bog roll2. Draw a line around the tube to mark the cut point3. Hold kitty tight4. ......PS - I'm a highly qualified vet impersonator so please take my advice as it's intended. Poor kitty,



    +1

    There are usually emergency vets available, we used one when we had our dog, but they charge a fortune, but I guess as long as you're insured and have the spare cash, it shouldn't be an issue.

    Original Poster

    Thank you everyone with the kind messages. At the moment shes in a room with lots of blankets, litter tray, food and water. Sleeping. just counting down the hours till 9am >.

    I was advised to put my cat in a cat carrier with some food and water and force her to rest when she had a poorly paw.

    I had the problem of her still wanting to run round even though she was in pain, so being shut in forced her to lie down.

    Original Poster

    spider1986

    I was advised to put my cat in a cat carrier with some food and water and … I was advised to put my cat in a cat carrier with some food and water and force her to rest when she had a poorly paw. I had the problem of her still wanting to run round even though she was in pain, so being shut in forced her to lie down.



    yeah i had that idea but how would she use the litter tray?

    Trosity

    yeah i had that idea but how would she use the litter tray?



    Just put her some newpaper in the box and clear up after her regularly, she won't like it but it will be for her own good.

    My sisters kitten broke its leg at 12 weeks it would of cost £600 at least to sort out, the vet himself advised them to leave it for a couple of weeks with the help of pain killers and see how it goes. Its over one now and after 2 weeks of pain killers it was jumping around ect no problems at all. To say it shouldnt be up that high is just sill y, its a kitten and thats what they do, you cant watch it 24/7, good look at the vets.

    If it's still the same in the morning and you quality for PDSA to help you (if you're on any housing benefits or family tax credits) you could ring their surgery in Trafford on 0161 881 0222, which is at 7 Warwick Road, LINK TO DETAILS.

    Hope you get it sorted.

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