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How can I help my traumatized kitty? Please help!

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I have had little Shiza for about two months, I think she is only 4 or 5 months old. She is the first cat I have ever had as a kitten and she is the sweetest, most affectionate, active, funniest little kitten ever. I've never had this happen before and I'm so worried.

I've been letting her outside for a few minutes at a time for the past few weeks. She only hangs out inside the yard and liked the freedom of coming in and out as she wanted. I have never let her out at night or when I've been to busy to keep half an eye on her. On New Years Eve, however, she snuck out and I didn't notice she was gone for about 20 minutes until I heard cat yowling from outside. It looks like she had gotten into a fight with a bigger tabby cat who lives next door.

When my boyfriend got her back inside she was trembling, meowing, yoweling, and generally freaking out. She immediately hid under the futon and hasn't really moved since then and I'm so worried about her. She hasn't eaten or drank anything since the attack, thought my boyfriend says she's used the little box a couple of times. She spends most of the day in the same sitting or laying position with her eyes closed. She is not grooming herself, and she is generally a very neat cat. She complain-meows the few times we've tried to pick her up. She's completely non-responsive when we pet her head and years, she normally loves attention. It looks as if there might be a small wound of sorts on her back, but no signs of blood. When she does walk her gait is very strange, and she moves very very slowly.

The earliest vet appointment I could get is tommorow morning. Is there anything I can do in the mean time to comfort or help her? I don't know if it's better to give her space or to try to be affectionate to her, or the best ways to encurage her to eat and drink.

post #2 of 6
Honestly, if it were me I would be at the emergency vet already. It sounds like she's hurt and who knows how seriously. If you can't pressure your current vet to move her appointment up then I would definitely contact an emergency vet.
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Honestly, if it were me I would be at the emergency vet already. It sounds like she's hurt and who knows how seriously.
I agree, I wouldn't be waiting for an appointment, this is an emergency.
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Honestly, if it were me I would be at the emergency vet already. It sounds like she's hurt and who knows how seriously. If you can't pressure your current vet to move her appointment up then I would definitely contact an emergency vet.
Ditto! She needs emergency attention. She also needs fluid since she hasnt had anything to eat.
post #5 of 6
Sounds like another cat (or other animal) bit or hurt her. If it was another cat, it could be more dangerous as the wounds close up faster from a cat bite then another animal.

I hope kitty's ok, but pleaseeeee don't let kitty outside unsupervised any more!
post #6 of 6
She is way to young to be outside by herself even if you are around. I hope you have found your way to a vet and the kitten is being treated. Because of this experience it is doubtful you will even be able to harness train her in a few months. They never forget traumatic events.
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