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    Sorry i not been around much lately

    Short version is Tigger got bit in the leg pretty bad by another cat (suspect: black cat who likes coming into the garden to look for a fight) Tigger wanted to be friends with him and what i think happened was Tigger went up to him to ask to be friends, he lashed out at her, she turned to run and he bit her back leg pretty bad, the vet said its a pretty bad bite and its literally in her hock (which i think is the knee)

    She's on painkillers now and its also supposed to help prevent infection but i am worried cause it doesnt appear to be getting any better, she's still limping pretty bad on the stairs and the night before last she was very reluctant to fully weight bear on the affected leg. The vet said it is not broke though (her leg), its only been a few days so its a waiting game now to see if the medication starts to help her leg heal up. If not she will have to go back in for a xray.
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    Re: Sorry i not been around much lately

    Aww whisper
    It will take a while to heal. I presume the antibiotics are 5-7 days. So just keep an eye on it, but I know you'll do that anyway. Warm, (boiled and left to cool) salt water on the wound will not do any harm, but not too much salt. x

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    Get well soon Tigger
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    Re: Sorry i not been around much lately

    I'm fearing the medication from the vet is making her worse, she's quieter than normal and her limp seems to be getting worse and she was visibly in pain this afternoon, breathing quickly almost panting, i sent in a request for another appointment, trying for Saturday for her cause i have saturday off :(
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    Re: Sorry i not been around much lately

    The antibiotics will be making Tigger drowsy Whisper. But she needs them to clear any infection, if she has one. xx

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    Re: Sorry i not been around much lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Carnation View Post
    The antibiotics will be making Tigger drowsy Whisper. But she needs them to clear any infection, if she has one. xx
    But should they be making her leg pain worse though? thats what i'm fearing cause she was almost panting this afternoon, breathing quickly :(
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    Re: Sorry i not been around much lately

    Is she mouth- breathing? Can you speak to an out of hours vet for advice on the phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    Is she mouth- breathing? Can you speak to an out of hours vet for advice on the phone?
    she was breathing through her nose quite fast, her breathing settled again after a matter of seconds though, she'll do that for a few seconds then she'll go back to normal, its like she's having flare ups of pain in her leg not like she's having breathing trouble or anything
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    Re: Sorry i not been around much lately

    Phone the vets in the morning if you are concerned whisper, but if her breathing returns to normal quite quickly, then I'm sure she's ok. Could even be the antibiotics or becoming anxious over her injury.
    Cats recover well from scraps and heal quickly.
    Always good to get a second opinion to put your mind at rest xx

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    sorry to hear about little Tigger bless, my mum always says when you take antibiotics it takes alittle while to start working, hopefully in a few days Tigger will been happy and well again xx take care Whisper and little tigs xx

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