I think my cat might have been bitten by another cat. I heard fighting noises, she came in scared but didn’t appeared injured. Now 4 days later I see what looks like two small streaks of blood about 1cm apart on her front leg. She’s let me look at the area without appearing to be in pain, but I can’t see down to the skin to see if there’s a puncture there. She seems well and isn’t limping but I can’t think what else these streaks could be. Does that sound like a cats bite?
My best friend Cliffily and I are having a nice night at home together, everything was fine, until these possums started making a racket and he started showing multiple signs of stress/trauma, most that I had not seen before and each was very frightening for me and clearly him… He is looking up in fright now at any noise, and is clearly still freaking out. I myself am a domestic abuse survivor, and his behaviour mimics mine in the years when the abuse was most prominent.. Such as cowering away in fright from any movement, shock from noises, and also moments where his whole body freezes and begins to tremble…as you can imagine its awful seeing him like this, especially knowing myself how that feels.
I realised it is dsfinatly the possums that are freaking him out and I’m sure I have a clear idea as to why;
About a year ago I moved to a property out in the sticks my grandparents had lived in previously that had been vacant for a year or so, but even whilst they were there it was incredibly run down and possums were in the roof, massive (huuuge) possums were constantly making holes in the wall and ceilings, they were everywhere, and more were crashing through almost nightly. My parents suggested I move there to save money. We didnt think it would be so bad, maybe an adventure, so my boyfriend and cliff and I were attempting to settle in, but it was a nightmare. These possums were beyond anything I’d expected, and I couldn’t believe my parents had joked about “yeah wait til night!”… As it was no joke.. They were not only in incredible numbers buy they were huge. My boyfriend was like “we cannot stay here, we have to go”.. And he was right it was completely unsafe and scary. My mum came to get us, when she arrived the doors were left open and we lost track of Cliff. I called out to him for hours, I was furious with my mum for sending us there, for letting him out.. (She has previously put down my dog and friend of twelve years while I was in hospital because she and I were fighting, so I dont trust her motives and have done my best to keep her away from cliff, I’m wary of her being around him to be honest). And I was just hysterical to be honest because mum wouldn’t wait for me to find him.. My boyfriend wanted to go.. He promised we’d come back tomorrow and get him.. He’s moved with me many times before and he’s never been lost until this night.. And it was just awful. We came back and looked for him, nothing. With no way of knowing, we made guess after guess as to where he was, but there was a pit in my stomach. All our efforts to find him were in vain, and it wasnt until three months later, when and I’d given up to be honest, when one day my dad just found him there, in the house. He was filthy, skinny, traumatised and unrecognizable. It was heartbreaking, but I was so happy. I have tried my best to make him well again, and he really is almost back to normal, apart from he is timid now, before he would boss other cats about and now he just runs away, but then tonight this happened… I know it might seem like I’m overreacting but he was truly so broken after that time alone… And before that he was a real tough, agile, bright, sassy, boss, neighborhood type cat. He is as I said mostly better these days, but it took time and he has never really been the same… And what i saw tonight was really troubling. Possums are common in the roofs of most houses here in Australia, so I’m hoping someone can help me with some advice of any kind, whether it’s expert opinion or if anyone has helped their own cats through anything similar.. Any help would be greatly appreciated
1 year old Cat not eating for 5 days and not drinking water for 2 days
Hi my cat is 1 years old and he was never vaccinated he was always healthy but we brought a kitten that gave my cat a upper respiratory virus so we got antibiotic shots after that his health got worse he stopped eating and now he hasn’t drank anything for 2 days. Vet checked and saw he has kidney problems and his spleen is very large and he has gastric problem he doesn’t eat or drink he pees a lot and he poop diahorrea little bit but it’s bloody it has blood in it. He is constantly drooling and fights a lot if I try to give him water with syringe he doesn’t drink it. He hasn’t eaten for 4 days hasnt drank water for 2 what should I do he is British shorthair and only 1 month old
We have a foster puppy that has distemper – in the last day he’s developed myoclonus in his back leg. He has only had the respiratory symptoms for about a week and has been on antibiotics the whole time (we initially suspected Kennel Cough as did the vet).
He has shown no gastrointestinal symptoms at all – appetite and digestion have remained healthy (if not voracious) throughout.
The snap test at the vet came back negative but I know these can be incredibly unreliable with Distemper. The appearance of the myoclonus in conjunction with the other symptoms has all but confirmed it for us (happy to hear an alternative opinion of course!).
He’s about a month old and when he came to us was malnourished but until this popped up has strengthened and thrived. We have him on nutritional supplements as well. So despite his circumstance and young age, his immune system has a little bit of fight in it.
I know what to look for in terms of it getting worse but what i’m really wanting to know is what to look for in terms of improvement. I know the myoclonus isn’t going anywhere in any event – assuming it doesn’t worsen or develop into seizures and assuming that his respiratory symptoms continue to improve and shows no sign of gastrointestinal issues, how will I know if he’s making progress? The appearance of the neuro signs are obviously of great concern but i’m not sure if them simply not worsening is a sign that he might be winning? I guess i’m a little lost because I know that neuro signs can be signs of the second stage of the disease but I also know that they can show up post recovery.
The myoclonus also only affects him when he’s quietly resting or in some stages of sleep. When he’s walking around it isn’t present and when he’s in deep sleep it doesn’t seem to be present either.
We know his chances aren’t good but just looking for a little bit of hope to hold on to. He has been to the vet but we foster in a third world country so whilst the vet does really good work, getting opinions outside their direct experience can be a little difficult.
I have a 3 week old runt kitten at least I think he is 3 weeks old, my question is what’s wrong with him, he hardly eats now, he constantly is crying, he never blinks and the only time he shuts his eyes is when he naps and sometimes he fights with trying to nap? Please Help?
11 week old Jack Russell and 12 week old Chihuahua I want some advice on toilet training and how to stop their fighting. They came from the same home and they sleep together. They don’t like being far away from each other but I don’t think it’s because they love each other. No blood has been drawn but I am concerned that the level of fighting will escalate. I think it’s more about establishing hierarchy?
My 3 year old lab/sheppard mix dog started fighting my other 2 dogs over food last week? They’s all grown up together since 3 months old and always have eaten at the same time out of the same bowl. Why is she doing this now? I’m feeding them seperate now but she gets real mad and bullies them right after she knows they ate. Please help I’m losing my mind.
I have a mother cat and her kitten son (3.5 months old) the mother cat went out missing in heat, she returned after 10 daysher son doesnt recognise her, he started fighting with herduring the fight he pooped himself and was too scaredfirst she was peaceful with him but after he kept hissing on her she started to follow him in attempt to fight what should I do? i feel so worried and heartbroken, i love both of them, how can I handle this situation ?
Two of my male dogs (both neutered) have been growing increasingly aggressive towards each other. They have grown up together and this was never an issue before up until recently. It has gotten to the point where we have to keep them separated and we don’t want to have to get rid of one of them. Nothing has changed recently (moving, food, etc) so I don’t know where all this aggression is coming from. I guess what I’m asking is if anybody knows where it’s coming from also how do we fix it?
I have a four year old Redbone and Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named Sophie. Two nights ago she was attacked by three dogs her size (medium, maybe 25lbs max) and one of them got her down by the throat. Since the altercation, she has been eating and drinking normally, going out to potty, and even being a little playful. But she has a large knot in her throat with a puncture in it and she has an odd cough and slightly labored breathing. She also seems to get very stiff when she lays in the same position too long and yelps in pain when she first stands up and walks. She is also drooling abnormally (she never drools) and is panting a lot despite her body temperature being fairly low for a dog.
The vet is not an option for me right now, because I do not have any money and vets around my town don’t actually care about the animals, just the funds.
So my question is what can I do for her to help with the pain and throat irritation at home for now until I get paid again?