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post #1 of 12
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I gave my cat Blue a bath last night. I used Head+Shoulders hair shampoo and plain tap water.

Since then he has not been eating or drinking, and been throwing up blood! What is going on with him? I can't afford to take him to the Vet to get this figured out so any help and advise is welcome.
post #2 of 12
Honestly, I don't think you have a choice but to take him to the vet, especially if he is throwing up blood. HE needs to see an emergency vet now! Some vets will work out a payment plan if you do not have the funds.

Good Luck!
post #3 of 12
This sounds very serious and I would say you can't afford to NOT take him to the vet. Maybe you can borrow some money, or put it on a credit card?
You could take hime to the vet and don't tell them you don't have any money until after they treated the cat. That seems very dishonest but your cats life is at stake. If you do that they will most likely work out a payment plan with you. Or you could be upfront and ask if they would do a payment plan, if they say no, then do what I said with another vet.
post #4 of 12
Your cat needs to see a vet as soon as possible... Many vets will offer payment plans, please call around.
post #5 of 12
He needs to see a vet now. This could be very serious.

Please let us know how he does?
post #6 of 12
What about Care Credit? It's a special credit card for vet bills, medical bills, etc and there is no interest if you pay back according to their plan. Many vets take it.

http://www.carecredit.com/

He really does need to go to a vet ASAP. There's no other advice we can give you.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
You could take hime to the vet and don't tell them you don't have any money until after they treated the cat.
I don't mean to jump off track here, but I can't help to comment on this suggestion. This is a horrible, and yes, a dishonest suggestion to make. The best thing is to do is be up front about your current financial situation. People that usually pull that stunt are the ones that don't ever pay their bill. Also, the people that say "money isn't a problem" are usually the ones that we are more cautious about, unless we know the client well.

If you are up front about your financial situation, that gives us ,and you as a client to take a conservative route initially and try to keep the bill at a minimum.

If you are an established client at a veterinary office, they will more than likely let you make payments. And as the others said, the cat needs to be seen asap. Good luck.
post #8 of 12
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I gave my cat Blue a bath last night. I used Head+Shoulders hair shampoo and plain tap water.
I don't know for certain, but I think the Head&Shoulders could be toxic to an animal. Please tell us you've taken Blue to a vet.
post #9 of 12
Are there some charitable organizations that people can take their pets to for free treatment? Maybe I'm just dreaming, but I thought there was.

I'd agree with the poster above, Head n Shoulders is medicated shampoo, I don't use anything stronger than baby shampoo on my cats.
post #10 of 12
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Les0304
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats
You could take hime to the vet and don't tell them you don't have any money until after they treated the cat.

I don't mean to jump off track here, but I can't help to comment on this suggestion. This is a horrible, and yes, a dishonest suggestion to make.
I am assuming you read my entire post suggesting she be upfront, and that this would be dishonest. You singled out this one sentence, as if that was all I suggested. I was trying to encourage her to get her cat to the vet under any circumstances, dishonest or not. Your characterization of my "horrible" comment is inflammatory and mean.
post #11 of 12
I read your whole post and that is the only comment that I had an issue with, otherwise you made some good points.

I wasn't trying to be mean at all, but the suggestion of her telling the vet after they put in the effort and time is just wrong and yes, horrible.

I apologize if it came off mean, but if you looked it from the other point of view, you would understand how your comment offended me.
post #12 of 12
ok, no problema
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