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    I think my cat broke his rear leg
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    shania09 posted:
    He is limping, and hardly putting any weight on it. I cannot afford to take him to the vet cause I am currently unemployed. What can I do? Is there any programs out there that will help me at a discount at all?
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    rohvannyn responded:
    Ask around to the animal shelters and maybe someone can find a low cost clinic for you. Those folks may have resources local to your area. Good luck with everything.
     
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    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
    There are many conditions that cause limping in cats, including fractures. When a bone is broken, they usually won't put any weight on it, so it's actually good if he's trying to use it. Other possibilities are bruises, sprains, fight wounds, etc. Many humane societies have low-cost clinics. If not, they'll know if there's one in your area. Many veterinarians offer payment plans, so you should call around to see if you can find one. One word of advice: don't give him any pain medication, as some are toxic to cats.

    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
    The Cat Doctor
    Board Certified in Feline Practice


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