Pet Emergency: PLEASE HELP

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Why do you think emergency care is not needed? I used to work at my vet’s office. He needs to be taken in ASAP. If there is an emergency vet open that’s where you need to go. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Also, it sounds like you let him outside? If so, I would stop doing that til the cut is fully healed. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@MistySoda:  I think the OP was being sarcastic. Clearly emergency vet care is needed, but unavailable.

OP, are there vets’ offices at all? I would call all of them to see if they have an answering service or a place you can leave a message. Leave messages everywhere. Is there an animal shelter of some kind? Call that, too! Call anyone you know who has pets and see if they know of anyone who treats animals. You say you’re on an island… can you take a boat to the mainland with your cat? Can you call vets on the mainland and beg for help? I’m so sorry this is happening.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Also, try not to freak out! Use your freak-out energy to make phone calls! If you know the names of the vets that ARE on the island, look for them on FB and Google to see if you can find a way to contact them.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Jijitattoo:   I wouldn’t say “clearly”. I read the post twice and didn’t get a sarcastic impression from it, but now that you have mentioned it I see that it may be. Honestly, you would not believe the number of people wwho have a pet emergency on their hands and think it can wait til later (they don’t want to pay the extra ER money) so when I see someone say its not needed when it clearly is, my mind does not immediately jump to it being a sarcastic comment. 

 

OP I would try everything jijitattoo suggested. Call everywhere you can think of. Look online for places that might be open that you can call for advice (vets offices that are open but you can’t nessecarily get to). 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Arshim:  You need to find someone to call and ask. Call someone that is open even if you can’t take your cat to them. Explain the situation. There are things you can give him but not without the ok and exact instructions from a vet because it can be very dangerous. No one here can tell you what to give him unless there is a vet on here. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Please go to emergency care… He/she is in pain 🙁

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Have you checked online for vets that make house calls?

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Oo oops never mind.. I’m sorry e.c isn’t open on the island… I can’t offer advice, I would just keep monitoring hand take her ASAP in the morning .. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Oo oops never mind.. I’m sorry e.c isn’t open on the island… I can’t offer advice, I would just keep monitoring hand take her ASAP in the morning .. *hugs*

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Arshim:  Oh no, I’m so sorry 🙁 

There are really no human painkillers that are safe for cats, unfortunately 🙁 you might try to see if he’ll allow you to apply a cold compress to try to take the swelling down.

Do you have any animal shelters in the area? They must run into the need for emergency care, and might have resources they could share with you.  

Sending good thoughts your way 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Arshim:  I would call a vet somewhere else who has either a 24 hour call service or is open right now, preferably close-ish to you so they know your vets.

It doesn’t matter if they can get to you, they will know vets on your island and will tell you exactly what to do and will get in contact with a vet near you for you if it is truly an emergency.

Stay calm, and don;t fluster yourself, your baby needs you calm.

((hugs)) I know having sick babies is hard, I just went through something similar on my cats leg – turned out to be an unopened abscess, this could very much be one which has opened, but you need someone to see them asap before you put anything else on the wound.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

If the cat will tolerate it, a warm salt water compress on the area could help. Not hot enough to hurt, but warmer than body temp and do it as much as you can. My guess is it’s an abscess like a previous poster mentioned, and softening and warming the area could result in the abscess opening, which would be great.

If kitty isn’t eating, try to give him some smooshed up food, even canned tuna fish or chicken, because it’s bad for his liver for him to go too long without eating anything.

Find the phone # of the nearest emergency vet (even if it’s off the island and you can’t get your kitty there! you need to talk to someone!) and call and ask for advice. That vet might have a way of contacting someone on the island who could help.

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