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Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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My cat is limping badly. Not able to stand on left hind leg,

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My cat is limping badly. Not able to stand on left hind leg
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does anything look different with the cat's legs/feet? When did this start?
Customer: Noticed it first today. Looks like possible impact area around the top of the leg. Not cut but cat is not letting me examine the area
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Max and he is 7
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Also slightly favouring his front left paw.
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this.
Has be been outside?
Any other symptoms such as pale gums, fast breathing or a reduced appetite?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
He has not gone outside today as normal. Not noticed pale gums or fast breathing
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
Thank you.
So, he does normally go outside? Do you think he may have had a fall or been in a fight yesterday?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I think likely a fall or fight last night
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
I think it sounds likely if he is an outdoor boy.
The concern is that if he has had an accident, internal injuries such as blood loss or hernias aren't always obvious.Also, if he has been bitten, this can be very painful and infections can set in quickly.Given the extent of the lameness and because the other limb may be affected, I would recommend a vet check today if at all possible. This is so we can rule our any more serious injuries and provide any needed medicine such as pain relief and antibiotics.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
indeed was hoping you might be able to arrange a vet check. As nearby ones seem to be closed
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
If you send me your postcode I can find your nearest open clinic. You would then need to contact them directly to book in.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
PR2 1DT
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
Thank you. Vets Now Preston are open and can be reached on 01772 301382
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 8 days ago.
Vets 4 Pets Preston are open until 6pm and won't charge a call out fee or emergency prices. They are a bit further away and can be reached on 01772 885038.