My cat Wally is hurting

by Shannon
(Minneapolis, MN)

My 2 year old cat had been limping for 6 days before I brougt him to the vet. He had not been meowing in pain, staying stationary before the visit. He had been jumping on chairs and walking around before seeing the vet. He saw the vet yesterday - vet said his back leg muscle was hurt with one of our other cats. He gave my kitty pian meds in a shot, and sent us with anti-biotics for a week. Said he should start getting better by Sunday.

Last night was awful! He meowed in pain/fear most of the night. Today he has barely moved from his spot, and doesn't put any weight on his leg when he goes to the litter box/food dish. He's miserable and I don't know what to do.

When the vet examined him yesterday I guess he could've made his injury more sore/tender? Help please?! Do I take him in again...or wait it out?

Answer by Kate
yes it is quite possible that the vet has inadvertently made the leg a little more tender. My advice would be if he continues to cry in pain then telephone your vets office for some advice they may be able to advise you as to what you can give him to ease the pain. Do not be tempted to give him paracetamol as this can kill cats.

Give your cat some space and lots of quiet time, he should want to sleep a lot at this time and this will help the leg to heal. the antibiotics will help the inflammation to go down and ease the pain.

of course if things get worse you will have to take him back to the vets but him a couple of days to leg the meds work.

i hope he is better soon

best wishes Kate

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