Concerned about my cat

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  1. Boubou

    Boubou Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    We got this cat, he was feral, we fed him for a year outside, then trapped him got him fixed, he has been living in the house since July, I have another cat and a big dog.
    Unfortunately, it looks like in a previous life someone kicked him in the face and broke several teeth.
    We took him to the vet today he has an abscess, and is bleeding a bit, those broken teeth have to go. Anyways, because he was feral he was quite a handful so they gave us tranks to give him 2 hours before his visit, he had the tranks at 11:00 am it’s now 8 pm and is quite lethargic. Just phoned the vet, but of course they are closed, we are under a curfew, from 8 pm to 5 am. Anyways, hope he is ok
     
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    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    He's fine. He's tough.
     
  3. Boubou

    Boubou Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Is the cat improving at all? Any interest in food or water? Or is it just listless? It is an old cat?
     
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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Looks fine to me.;)

    In all seriousness, continue to monitor him. It's likely he hasn't taken drugs in a while and is a light weight. If he doesn't improve by morning you know what to do.

    I also adopted a feral many moons ago. It was a rewarding but short lived moment of pleasure.

    Rooting for you.:thumb:
     
  6. 33db

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    9 hours is a pretty good curve, as long as the cat is breathing and moving around I wouldn't worry too much, might just be a light weight or some serious drugs.
     
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    Best wishes to the kitty
     
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    I've had three cats, had to let my last little girl go last November.

    My fiance has had over a dozen through the years, and she just lost her last one, Tigger, this morning.

    Nearly all of them have had some kind of anesthesia at some time and most took 12 hours or more to fully come out of it. My Main Coon, Chester, who left us a year ago, once lost the use of his hind legs for almost a full day, but then recovered. Some vets tend to give a bit more drugs than really needed simply because it is such a real hassle if the animal starts to come out of it during the procedure.

    DO monitor your guy, though and there should be a 24-hour emergency vet somewhere you if things start to go downhill. Good on you for taking care of him in his time of need. People who are kind to animals are my kind of people. I would like to meet whoever kicked him in the face. :mad:
     
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    Here's to Kat gettin' back at it!
     
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    Sorry for those recent losses. Winston and I send positive vibes your way.
    And yes, if I spelled out what I would like to do to those who abuse animals it'd earn me a vacation.
    @Boubou, as others have said, this sometimes takes awhile. I've had to give Winston chill meds a couple times before. Poor guy was stumbling and falling off his perches, and it took him a whole day before he was really himself again. Keep an eye on him but I wouldn't worry too much unless there isn't any improvement come tomorrow morning.
     
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    Boubou Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Well he ate his supper earlier, ate his bedtime treats, he is now sleeping, so I think he will be ok. The drugs hit him hard this time.
    Yeah I would definitely like to meet who kicked him and threw him in the street.
     
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    Happy he's doing better
     
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    I had to sedate my 14lb cat for a long move of 400+ miles. The vet have him valium 5mg tablets. I gave him 2, and he was fine. I even gave him a third dose, as it was a long drive, and he was getting agitated. So, I think your baby should be fine. I hope he recovers quickly and feels well soon.
     
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    Jeezus! TWO 5 MG tablets and then a THIRD for a total of 15MG in a 14lb cat???:eek:

    That seems ridiculously high.
     
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    best wishes to your kitty.
    keep an eye out on how he's doing tonight (yes I have stayed up all night watching a pet too)
     
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    You really need to copyright that image. It's gonna get some airplay...
     
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    I know, right? I was amazed. Lol. He was fine. He lived to be 17.
     
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    My 20 year old cat CJ and I are also sending good vibes your way.
     
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    We used to dose the Peeka-Doodle, or whatever she called that yapping rat-waffle,er, I mean simply adorable little dog, right before a
    long plane trip. It generally took the better part of a full two days for him to get back to his usual bouncy self.

    Feral cats can come around, it just takes months and months, sometimes years of patience.