Foot injuries in cats

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This was a blog idea first put forth by JoyRenee, commenting in my introductory blog. In my experience in practice as well as with the NUMEROUS cats I have kept over the years, I think I can give you a pretty good understanding of the reasons behind both sides of this debate. Removing the cat's front claws, or onychectomy, is a procedure performed only by veterinarians.
But even IF all the aforementined happend, keep in mind that needle stick injuries in hospitals (where blood is fresh) only result in what I remember to be 1-3% exposure risk. Guess what I'm saying is that I don't think you have to lock up Polly yet, but yes, I suppose it prudent if she got blood on her claws -- from anyone -- probably best to wipe the claws off with a disinfectant and/or keep her in a cage for that period.
i am 29 yrs old, and had a few bad head injuries, most recently in 2006, n sept of 2009 i contracted a "generic" viral infection, symptoms of menengitius but the spinal tap came back negative for meng, anyway, i am stilll suffering from the weird head spasms that started with the viral infection, it feels like my brain rearranges itself in my head, split second, spasm, i have had THE MOST EXTENSIVE workup ever, EEG EKG MRI MRA TEE Evoked potential, the list goes on.......
I am 37 years old and in the past week have experienced two bursting events. After the first, which was in my foot right behind the toe line (anyone else get one in the foot?), I convinced myself it was a bug bite or a hard hit, although I couldn't recall either occuring. The second happened yesterday on the back of my right hand at the base of the 3rd finger. The swelling across the 3 center knuckles was so large I thought it would pop right there!
I have been suffering the same symptoms as everyone else for the past week. The burning is in both my left and right foot, mostly on the soles and also in the lower calf. It lasts for 2-6 seconds and is hot under the skin however not to touch on the surface.It is such a wierd sensation that its freaking me out. I will go and see a doctor next week to check this out if it continues.Keep you posted.....I am a very healthy 39 year old female who has just started exercising regularly.
risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy. Physicians should advise patients, at the first sign of tendon pain, swelling, or inflammation, to stop taking the fluoroquinolone, to avoid exercise and use of the affected area, and to promptly contact their doctor about changing to a non-fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drug.
I've had numerous neurological symptoms. I do have a lump in my skull in my forehead called a Haemangioma of the Skull which caused severe pain and also spots on my brain MRIs so I am not sure what my problem is. My best wishes to you and I hope you find out what the problem is, it's very hard to be suffering so much all the time. keep looking for answers there must be one out there.
2 months ago she was caught by a 7 foot carpet snake but i got her free and she survived with no injuries. Tried steriod shot to reduce the initial inflamation, but she keeps licking licking more fur off!!
I broke my 5th Metetarsal 12 weeks ago, a CT scan at 11 weeks has shown little to non healing with no callus present, why are the doctors leaving me without operating. I am in an air cats boot and struggling to walk properly. Do I need surgery?
I also wanted to mention that I HAVE been back to the hospital 3 seperate times for a Demoral shot during the worst of these days. I will be going back in for another surgery in a couple of weeks assuming that the bones are healed enough to remove the rods from my ankle. I've gone in 2 times a week since the surgery for a "tightening" of these rods & that's when the pain becomes it's worst. I'm VERY confident in my ability to control the intake of the meds as I had said before.
Most cats with head injuries should be hospitalized at least for 24 hours in an emergency facility with 24-hour coverage. That way, treatment can be instituted immediately if the cat shows a change in condition. Here's what I would do if this happened to our cat. I would phone your vet. I would speak to the vet's receptionist and tell her what's happened. How the cat is behaving etc. , perhaps even speak to the vet if possible. Let the vet tell you what you should do.
It is just not the holidays, it is everything that is going on in my life. I think I have done something to my left foot now. I am waiting to hear from my IM Dr. and what he would like me to do. My right foot is still healing from a bad fracture, I am in a walking cast, but I can feel where the fracture is now. I feel so bad for my husband who has worked so hard at trying to keep everything going, and has been under so much stress. I lost it emotionally completely a little while ago.
I do not do well in the heat. It was 90 today in San Diego. We have a window A/C in our living room. That helps unless it gets as hot as it did today. I am thankful to be here, but I still get mad as hell at the car accident I was in 40 yrs ago, it is the cause of all the health problems I have had all these years and now are worse. I am thankful to have my forum family and all the support, caring I have gotten here. You all have made me feel so safe.
It sounds like she just had a bad headache for a few hours and recovered which is good but it's also a good idea to have her checked by the vet. S/he can look in her eyes and mouth for signs of bleeding or soft tissue injuries around the head.
Nothing inbetween the toes or in the toes or foot, and no external injuries noted. Of course this happened late at night where the emergency vet is my only option which is very costly. Also of course its a holiday tomorrow, so my regular vet is not open til Monday. My cat seems ok and not very painful when he is still and resting. Eating fine. Wondering if this could be a simple strain or sprain where rest will help until I can take him to his regular vet on Monday.
We talked for a few minutes about those days, and we laughed and remembered the time mom fell off Buttercup - she wasn't riding. She was just trying to get in the saddle. I told her to put her foot in the stirrup and that I would help her up, and when I helped her - she went clear over the other side and landed on the ground. It was a hilarious moment - so many years ago, and for me and dad to remember it and laugh about it was good medicine. Anyhow..
How can I keep my child safe from her spider bite allergy anyone have any secrets on how to keep them away??? I have 3 indoor cats who hunt spiders or any flies that may get in, I keep the house locked up tight to keep my cats inside. any ideas on keeping them away from my child?? why does she attract them? thanks much panic mom in California..
Growing up we brought in three different cats at different times who were strays. The first one had been abused in a horse stable where she lived. It took a long time and a lot of work with lot's of TLC but she wound up being a real nice cat. The other almost got ran over and we brought her home and kept her. She had seven toes on each foot! She wound up being a great cat too. The third cat we found we did give away. My point is, each one used to be an outdoor cat and we kept them indoors.
for now, and Kaiser said it was not involved in the conception. Typically, doctors use one of two procedures. One is in vitro fertilization, whereby doctors combine eggs and sperm in a laboratory, creating embryos, and transfer a small number into the uterus. The second is intrauterine insemination, in which doctors stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs and follow that with artificial insemination.
As long as she is eating and drinking and you have the door open for the other cats to come in and explore.. then just be patient. I am assuming all your cats are spade and neutered, if not, they need to be. With multiple cats 'spraying' will occur. And this will cause more problems. I think you, your wife, and the cats that own you will be just fine. just keep doing what you are doing.... BTW....
I was carrying Dark, our youngest cat, downstairs early in the morning to let him out (if I don't carry him, the little weasel goes roaming around the living room while I'm standing at the open door waiting for him to condescend to exit the house, and it was ten degrees out so I was not going to goof off with him). He is very used to this drill and calm when carried, so I usually carry him on one arm with feet dangling while holding the handrail with the other.
A Vet will answer your question. I've posted in one of the forums when I had a question on diabetes in cats. I can understand your apprehension with surgery. Let us know how kitty is doing and good luck.
It hurts. Cats have very pointy teeth perhaps one puncture in a wire is hard to notice? Wishing you the very best for your baby - may it "stick" as some moms and moms to be I know have said about their pregnancies.
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If I throw underhand I release late also and throw the toy into the ceiling or even back over my shoulder. The cats walk away in disgust. I have practiced and practiced with little improvment. But, I have learned to "lob" things fairly well using an open hand.
Jasper Animal Hospital has not advocated for, or participated in any way in subsequent decisions by the City of Lafayette to prosecute Spork's guardians," . In my opinion, I am betting they filed a report because they felt that was the proper and legal thing to do. So...why are these owners being prosecuted?
Rehab is not an option for me, I have children and live in a small town. Nobody knows I have this problem, other than my husband. I have back pain and started taking tramadol because it suposedly wasnt addictive!!! How do I get off this medicine and still function? Is there a way to get help without rehab? I haven't taken any for a week, and it's not getting any better I can't fake being "sick" forever.
I'd even suggest a cage rest scenario (keeping it locked in a cage). It's really a situation of seeing what happens. Even if you're willing to foot the bill for surgery, it very rarely is successful with young kittens. Don't lose hope though, animals have amazing recuperative skills, there's a good chance it will adjust to any problems it's having and soldier on to a long, happy life. Let us know how it goes.
Wow, I only think of raccoons as big scary things that used to live in our huge deodara cedar (until we had to cut it down) and that made me afraid to let our cats out in the evening! Also, the critters that ate all the goldfish in our backyard pond (took me a long time to figure out how several dozen goldfish disappeared in one night, until weeks later I saw a couple of raccoons ambling up the walk toward the pond! light bulb!).
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