Kittie's foot hurts...

by Ashley Adeline
(Orlando, Florida)

My cat Kittie (yes, original name lol) has been sleeping in my closet for the past couple of days, and rarely comes out. Last time I woke her she got mad at me and growled a little, but I picked her up and brought her out, and she was limping around, barely using her back left leg. she was walking on it but just the very tip of her paw. When I touch it she meows and growls and pulls it away. My cat is very sweet and rarely growls or gets mad, so I can tell that it is hurting her. I don't really have money to go to a vet, but if thats my only choice... idk can anyone tell me what might be wrong? She goes outside sometimes, maybe another cat attacked her? Maybe someone stepped on her and didn't tell me and broke or hurt her foot? How can I tell if it is broken or if it is a serious injury?

Answer by Kate
Ashley, I'm sorry but you do need to take your cat to see a vet now.

An injury like this could mean that she has broken something, badly sprained something or even has been bitten on the foot. In any of these causes, infection can quickly settle in and make the whole situation a lot worse. Plus your cat is obviously in pain, she needs medication for this.

So yes i know it is expensive but thats all part of being a caring cat owner, it comes with the territory so to speak. who said love was cheap.

I hope the vet can help her out soon and she is back to her old self again.

best wishes Kate

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by: Anonymous

Thank you! I figured the vet would be necessary lol

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