Our cat got hit with a log

by Bryan

I was working up a tree in the garden today, and a fairly heavy tree log (which I was sawing) eventually gave way, and although the cat was not underneath when I was cutting, he walked right in the way of the falling log. The log fell right onto his shoulder, although he ran away quickly, as apposed to hitting the ground unable to move. He came back 2 hours later, although is off his food, and just wants to be left alone. He has also tucked himself away in his bed. He is usually always hungry and full of beans. Could this maybe be shock, or something more serious. He shows no signs of pain when you touch any part of his body, and his eyes look perfect. Thanks.

Answer by KAte
I would definitely recommend that you take him to see a vet as soon as you can. Even if he has not broken the shoulder their may be a hairline fracture or bad bruising which cat the very least he needs some pain relief for.

His symptoms definitely suggest that he is in some pain and discomfort.

I hope he is better soon

best wishes Kate

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He's been to the vet
by: Anonymous

Hi, thanks for the feedback,

He has now been to the vet, and they have confirmed that all his internals are working well. His discomfort is from bruising to his ribs, which he has been given a to 3 day pain killer for, He is now eating much better, and as getting back to his old self. The next 48hrs will tell more.

Thanks again,

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