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Kc Yu | 2 years ago
Good Morning, May I Ask About A Cat That Got Hit By A Car Who…

Good morning, may I ask about a cat that got hit by a car who has pelvic fracture… does she needs surgery or cage rest will do? I’ve heard that others only have them cage rest and after 4-6weeks they can walk again… however I would like to know which is the best since animals deserve everything in life. Thank you very much

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Laura
1 year ago

Your cat needs to be seen by a veterinarian to determine the best course of action, here. Please, if you haven’t taken her in, do so.

Laura
1 year ago

I’m glad you got her in. I guess, in your shoes, I’d try cage rest and see how she does. Good luck.

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Hamed Seif | 2 years ago
Hello, My Cat Had Pelvis Fracture And It Can Not Move It’s Tail And Back…

Hello, my cat had pelvis fracture and it can not move it’s tail and back legs a week now, what can I do ?

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
Strict cage rest, pain medications if warranted, soft wet food to avoid straining to defecate, monitoring closely to make sure they can urinate and defecate (learning how to empty the bladder of needed) and lots of time and patience often work miracles. You need a veterinarian to help you with the first few days and weeks. Or a really well trained veterinary technician. Ask for help and give your kitty a chance. They often surprise you. Also spay and neuter ASAP.

Sarah
1 year ago

Dr. Magnifico has a YouTube video regarding something similar. I hope it pastes properly….
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–Q_a-8_Mss
Hope this is helpful

Sarah
1 year ago

Hello. I’m so sorry that you are struggling with this. I would talk to the vet about their opinion on recovery. See what signs you should be looking for to show improvement. Keep with the pain meds if they say to. And show them some of your YouTube research, i.e. the video link previously posted. Dr. Magnifico, I believe, has other blogs and posts about this same thing that you might be interested in seeing and sharing. I hope this helps, and I hope your cat recovers. Best of luck.

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Bianca Figueroa | 2 years ago
I Have A 5month Old Pug His Front Left Leg Is Fractured And The …

I have a 5month old pug his front left leg is fractured and the surgery is to expensive I can’t afford it any idea what to do or where to go that’s not so pricey

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Rahul Bali
1 year ago

Check this out, nice youtube channel explaining freestyle libre pro CGM
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dT4WhHEd82fa6xmIAla0w

Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
Find a vet who will help you. I often cast these guys or splint them. It is a longer process but we save many legs for clients who otherwise could t afford them. Call and keep calling. Get the leg splinted immediately.

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Shaleena irwin | 2 years ago
My Mother’s 15 Year Old Toy Poodle (Bobo) Had A Non-healing Front Leg Fracture Which…

My Mother’s 15 year old toy poodle (Bobo) had a non-healing front leg fracture which they decided to have amputated. 3 days after surgery she had to take Bobo in for excessive drainage. Another surgery was performed to remove dead tissue, fix stitches and put 7 drains in. Bobo was never given prophylactic or therapeutic antibiotics , nor any drains placed when the amputation was performed.

Is this standard practice or was the vet negligent? My mother now has a $1200.00 bill for the 2nd surgery and hospital stay.

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello, these are all questions for the vet who did the surgery. I will add that if a surgery is done correctly antibiotics aren’t required nor should they be needed. Also Fluid can be a normal consequence of surgery. Also if this was done in the us the price is very fair in my opinion. I also agree that many older dogs have difficulty with bone healing. Without knowing a whole lot more detail everything sounds like it may be a common scenario for older dogs. But please ask your vet about any and all questions you have. I hope… Read more »

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Kayleigh Sullins | 3 years ago
Hi. My Dog Daisy Has Hurt Herself And Has Not Been Able To Walk Or…

Hi. My dog Daisy has hurt herself and has not been able to walk or use her back legs. After advice and a little time we took her to get x rays. She does not have a fracture so i asume the next possibility is a disc injury. The vet has referred us to a specialist in akron for surgery and recomended that we should not wait more than 12 to 24 hours. This is not possible for my family. The vet also said that she is incontinent due to nerve damage but i have done some research on injuried disc and it seems to only be a problem if they are not urinating or deficating which my dog has been doing both. I believe this is because she can not get up to go outside so we have kept pee pads under her and we clean her every time she goes. If she had a stroke i believe she should have improved on her own by now. If she has injured her disc (possibly thoracic area) is there any non surgical options? Could we keep her on bed rest and possibly some at home physical therapy? She doesnt seem to be in any unbearable pain as long as we contiue to give her meds ( Tramadol 50mg, Prednisone 20mg, Methocarbamol 500mg, Gabapentin 100mg). I do not want to just give up on her and put her down as she is still young and just this morning she tried to jump up after getting excited but i quickly stopped her because it can still be painful to flip her if we touch the wrong spot. Because of the way she was positioned when i walked in the room she lifted her head/neck backwards and it seems to be a good sign of mobility. Her back legs are the only problem. Any advice would help. Thank you.

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Sarah
2 years ago

Hi there- Have you spoken to your vet about exploring all options? Or have they been able to direct you to someone who might be able to help or online videos that they were able to recommend? I would make a list of the information you have gathered and call the vet to have a discussion about all possible options. They are the one who knows the situation closely and would hopefully be able to point you in a good direction. Having said that, I do know that there are some true experts that visit pawbly and most likely will… Read more »

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Thomas Pridy | 3 years ago
My Cat Suffered A Pelvic Fracture And We Can’t Afford Surgery. Is There Anyway We…

My cat suffered a pelvic fracture and we can’t afford surgery. Is there anyway we can avoid putting him down and just nurse the fracture. Will he ever be able to walk again? I’ve seen some videos about how cats can recover naturally but this seems pretty bad. He is eating peeing and pooping so that’s a good sign. Does anybody know if he can have some quality of life or should he just be out down?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
I have treated multiple cats with pelvic fractures. I have a YouTube video on one of them. I strongly recommend that you find a compassionate vet who can help you manage this at home. Of particular concern is maintaining ability to monitor urination and defecation and managing pain. I recommend a soft food diet. Learning how to palpate the bladder and colon and strict test in a cage for at least 6-8 weeks. Depending on where the fracture is all of my patients have regained some ability to walk.

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Ahhmad Thabet | 3 years ago
Hi The Neighborhood Stray Cat Was Hit By A Car, It Has Femur And Pelvic…

Hi the neighborhood stray cat was hit by a car, it has femur and pelvic fractures and is FIV positive, what do you recommend? he’s been also recently coughing, has a long unhealed belly blister, and is generally thin i guess because of FIV. Doctor say option is a long uncertain surgeries and heeling tthat would cost over 5000$ or just put it to sleep! is there hope for heeling with FIV or it will be useless pain? thanks

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Diedra Cardamone
2 years ago

I too say Thank You for caring so much to help this kitty. When the immune system is already compromised it’s harder for other injuries and ailments to heal. Looking at all options and thinking of quality of life – you are doing it all! Sending thoughts and hugs to you and the kitty.

Sarah
2 years ago

HI there-
It’s very kind of you to have taken him to the vet. I think that if I were you, I would have a discussion with the vet … a heart to heart, and discuss the details of all of your options, the cost of each option, and what your vet would do if they were in your shoes. Then I would try to come to some decision as to what to do. This, to me, is a very hard situation. I’m sorry that I can’t be of more help.

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Sonpreet Kaur | 3 years ago
My Dachshund Had A Small Accident And Hurt His Left Hind Leg. Xray Doesn’t Show…

My dachshund had a small accident and hurt his left hind leg. Xray doesn’t show any fracture as such. But there is a little swelling on its last toe .There is a wound and vet did dressing on the day this happened. Is it safe to give 2½ years old dachshund antibiotics injection daily continues for 6 days. And is dressing required to be done daily for 6 days. Its been 2 days. Today he had loose motions. I think its because of antibiotics 5-10ml injection.vet will change the dressdressing daily for 6 days. And inject antibiotics. I think I should consult another doctor for my pet. I think this will Cause an over dose of antibiotics for my 9 kgs miniature dachshund. Please help

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello
I typically change the bandage on the foot every day, two at most, and immediately if the bandage gets wet. I also think you should express your concerns about the antibiotic with your vet. If there isn’t an open wound and if your pet is acting normally otherwise you may be able to switch to a topical antibiotic or antibiotic soak.

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Pamela King | 4 years ago
My Son Ran Over A Stray Kitten. He Took It To A Somewhat Local Vet…

My son ran over a stray kitten. He took it to a somewhat local vet since the closest one to us isn’t open on weekends. X-rays show fractured hip. Looks as if the ball is totally broken off. The cost of surgery is not an option. The vet said rest and it could “possibly” heal. I saw a you tube video by Dr. Magnifico about cage rest for a fractured pelvis and am wondering (as a 2nd opinion since we can’t afford surgery) if that is the best option for hip fractures as well. The kitten seems to be around 12 weeks, he is eating and drinking and using the litter box. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Sarah
3 years ago

I’m so sorry that happened!! Is there any chance you could leave a message with your local vet and see if you can get in to see them on Monday for a second opinion on what to do?

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, I think that most of these kittens heal very well if kept in a cage and rested for 4-8 weeks. I know it sounds a little overzealous but rest (which only happens in a kitten if caged) can really help immensely. When you are home you can take him out to love him and help tame him, but he needs to rest and not further traumatized the hip. See your vet when you can. Monitor for eating/drinking/peeing and pooping and keep the feces soft so he doesn’t have to strain to defecate. I have never not had one heal… Read more »

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Girija Naidu | 4 years ago
My 15month Bichon Frise Jumped Out Of My Car Window 5 Days Ago. I Was…

My 15month bichon frise jumped out of my car window 5 days ago. I was traveling at 30 miles per hour. I took him that very night to an ER vet clinic. They gave him pain medication and sedation and took radiographs. The radiographs did not find any fractures or dislocation. However they suspect a traumatic intervertebral disc rupture and spinal cord trauma as he has severe cervical pain and in unable to use his front legs. They recommended doing surgery, however as a student I do not have the finances for it. I have been trying to do physical some physical therapy with him, however he always seems to pull away from me as he is very uncomfortable. Otherwise, I have been keeping him hydrated by giving him water/beef broth via a syringe every hour or so orally. He initially did not have an appetite but for the past 3 days he eats bacon and hot dogs if hand-fed, but does not want anything to do with his regular hard food and even dog biscuit treats. I have been making sure he gets turned every few hours and he seems to be overall comfortable. 3 nights ago, he moved from one end of the sofa to the other while I was away and since then, he seems to be in more pain when I lift him up. Please advise on how I should proceed with care. His front legs are paralyzed and hence he cannot stand up. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

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Sarah
3 years ago

I’m so sorry about your dog. I would start by going to my regular vet. Let them know what happened and what the ER vet concluded. If finances are a concern, see if you can work out some sort of payment plan with them. I really think it is urgent that you get to the vet right away. When you call them to schedule the appointment, let them know the seriousness of the situation. Best of luck to you and you dog.