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Cat help please

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by greekjim, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:06 PM.

  1. greekjim

    greekjim High-Roller

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    So left 5:30pm Sunday from my place and returned about 1am Wednesday morning. Auto feeding going for the dry food and I had someone come in Monday and Tuesday to give my cat a can of wet food. Came back and watch tv and pita, the cat, was fine and we hung out. Today, holy hell, hissing like crazy all day. I want to take her to the vet but can’t get close. Should I get some cat pheromones and see if it relaxes her to get in the carrier? Any advice from the board?
     
  2. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    She may be in pain. I would call the vet and explain what's going on.
    Hoping the best for your cat, @greekjim.
     
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    Yes you should.

    Sadly, I think she's hurt herself and is in pain.
    My vet had told me a story of how a cat was left alone, but feed by a family member, but when they returned she was hiding and acting aggressive she had ended up breaking her arm.
    Try and take her to vet ASAP.

    Poor baby. Hope she feels better and please update us if you can.
     
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  4. greekjim

    greekjim High-Roller

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    Thanks for the replies guys, yea she doesn’t sound good. Any hints on getting her in a carrier?
     
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    I would most definitely book an office call with the vet, particularly before trying medication yourself. I would give her a good visual and tactile once-over, looking for sore spots and such in advance.
     
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    Honestly, if it was me I'd corner her and grab a towel to wrap her up so you can put her in carrier.
     
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  7. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Call the vet first so they know you're coming.
    She will be more stressed the longer she has to wait in the carrier.
    Put carrier out...open it up...if it's a front door type, stand it on its end.
    Take a towel or small blanket and scoop her up...put her in...shut and secure the door...gently turn the carrier back. She may poop or pee out of fear so it will be good to have the towel/blanket in there.
    Try to secure the carrier in the car so it's not moving around as you drive.
     
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    Cats are smart. Food no longer works for me. He knows that when the carrier is visible, he will be going to the vet and getting poked.

    I trap him in the bathroom and coax him into the carrier. He realizes, eventually, that he will not win, and eventually goes in. LOL, then when he gets to the vet he tries to stay in and get back in! :)
     
  9. greekjim

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    Yea she isn’t a fan of the carrier, hate being in it the whole time
     
  10. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Hopefully @Catzilla may be around to give advice. She's very knowledgeable about the kitties.
     
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    Agree. The top comes off of a lot of cat carriers. It's easier to drop a towel on her and set it her in with the top off than to try to get her through the little door.
     
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    Yup that's how I do it when it's time for the vet.
     
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    I hope it is not too serious; let us know.
     
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    @greekjim Just a thought...have you checked to see if you have any vets in your area that do house visits? We have a couple of mobile vets in my area. I hope your kitty is okay!
     
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    I did look for this but nothing came up. I have left her alone before on quick Vegas Trips with someone stopping by daily to give wet food but nothing like this. Something has to be wrong
     
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    win4me It's the year of the piggy, dontcha know!

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    I hope you can get a towel over her & get her in the carrier. She sounds like she is in pain.
     
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    Yea currently at work but going to the late night vet hospital when I leave soon hopefully
     
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    We use heavy leather gloves used by construction / landscape. They can bite me and claw but little danger. Long sleeves too. Let us know what’s what.
     
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  19. greekjim

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    Yea just going to keep my winter coat on since it is ridiculously cold already here in Wisconsin and some winter gloves
     
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    Good call on the leather gloves