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My cat can’t put weight on her back leg, I think she’s been

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My cat can’t put weight on her back leg, I think she’s been bitten
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Is everything okay with the cat's breathing and heart rate?
Customer: Yes
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Lilly she’s around 4-5
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Lilly?
Customer: I don’t think so
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 15 days ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I’m a veterinary surgeon in the UK. I will try and help you as best I can.

I’m sorry to hear that Lily is injured.

Is Lily eating ok today?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
She hasn’t eaten yet today which she normally would do
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 15 days ago.

Ok if we have and injury and Lily doesn't want to eat I would recommend she see a vet today for a physical examination.

Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 15 days ago.

If Lily goes outside the first thing the vet might check for is any other injurys that could have been caused by a fall, fight or car accident.

Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 15 days ago.

The treatment will depend on the cause of the injury. But the fact that she isn't eating today is a sign that something more serious than a simple injury is going on.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
She does go outside I heard her screaming outside around 3am this morning, she does have a little blood on her back left leg near her paw also
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 15 days ago.

Hopefully you heard a cat fight as most cat fight wounds are relatively easy to treat. They do often cause fever and infection so it still impotent she receive prompt treatment to get the best chance of full recovery.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you I shall give the PDSA a call right away
Expert:  Susan MRCVS replied 15 days ago.

Good idea. I hope the is better soon