I live on a small farm and recently there has been a stray calico cat hanging around. She's fairly leary of strangers, but I have been feeding her and she's warming up to me. Well a week or two ago she showed up at my house and it seemed that she had been in a fight, there was a puncture wound on lower jaw. At that time I had decided that I would try to capture her and bring her to my vet to be vaccinated and to get the wound cleaned up. Well she disapeared after that, and I didn't see her around until yesterday. I went to feed her and what I saw was horrifying. Her lower jaw right by her gum line has a huge hole, part of the lower lip is missing and it looks very infected. I have managed to trap her just now, and today at petsmart they have the wellness hours at thier vet, where you can bring the pet in and not pay the office fee. I think I'm going to bring her there this afternoon (im kind of short on cash at the moment, so saving the office fee will help a bit). I'm just wondering if anyone has seen a cat with this kind of problem. Do you think that they'll be able to help her? I'm just worried that the infection has already gotten too bad. And will they be willing to treat her even though she has no vaccinations? Will they try and quaruntine her incase she got in a fight with a rabbid animal?
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8/23/07 at 9:34am