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what's wrong with this cat???

post #1 of 16
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Ok, a cat that is always around has suddenly started shaking all the time, not walking at all or when it does it looks like it's walking accross hot coals. It won't eat, but has had a little water. We put her in our garage so she would be safe from predators while she's sick, since we live in the country. Nothing is broken and we thought maybe she has had a spider bite or a stroke???? I am, sorry, not a cat lover, but do have compassion and want to help the animal if I can. Anybody know what the problem might be and how to help the cat?
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by jennybean
Ok, a cat that is always around has suddenly started shaking all the time, not walking at all or when it does it looks like it's walking accross hot coals. It won't eat, but has had a little water. We put her in our garage so she would be safe from predators while she's sick, since we live in the country. Nothing is broken and we thought maybe she has had a spider bite or a stroke???? I am, sorry, not a cat lover, but do have compassion and want to help the animal if I can. Anybody know what the problem might be and how to help the cat?

Hi Jennybean,

Oh..have you took this cat to the vet, might be more neurological then the eye can see. How long have you noticed this cat being like this?

I did have a kitten die on me from no where…one day he was fine the next he was seizing going into convulsions and just shook. Scary thing. so my best advice if you can catch him/her take them to the vet or your local shelter if she/her isn't yours. Sad to hear he/she is ill hope all turns out ok for you.
Ev
post #3 of 16
You may not be a cat lover but bless your heart for taking the poor thing in for shelter

Is there any way at all you could get it to a vet?!.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
I could take it to a vet, but I really can't afford the financial burden if it is something serious...
post #5 of 16
What about a low cost shelter, is there any around where you live?
post #6 of 16
if it's an outside cat it probably ate somehting with poison in it like a mouse or it got into somwthing poisonous. It does need a vet. Perhaps you can take it to the humane society if you can't afford a vet?
post #7 of 16
Its best not to let the cat suffer, it needs a vet. If its not your cat and you don't want to keep it, then take it to a Animal shelter so they can treat it and adopt it if it gets better, otherwise the local Shelter may be able to tell you where there are low cost clinics that you can go to. Either way call the Humane Society or Shelter and they can assist you from there with either taking the cat or helping you find a vet. Good Luck
post #8 of 16
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We're taking the cat to a vet this morning. Hopefully it will be less than $200 and she will be fine, I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks.
post #9 of 16
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Update - The vet said the cat has gotten into some sort of poison and is dehydrated. They are going to rehydrate her and maybe keep her over the weekend, said she should be fine though. We'll get her shots and whatever stuff a cat might need at this point and adopt her. Hard not to when our kids have already named her.
post #10 of 16
Bless you. Are you sure you're not a cat lover?
post #11 of 16
HORRAY!!! Its nice to see a story with a happy ending. Good Luck with your new pet. What did your kids name her?
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kathylou
Bless you. Are you sure you're not a cat lover?
If not, this person will be shorty. Cats have a way of squirming themselves right into a persons heart.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by jennybean
We'll get her shots and whatever stuff a cat might need at this point and adopt her. Hard not to when our kids have already named her.
Congratulations!
What did the kids name her? My kids name our cats some strange things.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by jennybean
Update - The vet said the cat has gotten into some sort of poison and is dehydrated. They are going to rehydrate her and maybe keep her over the weekend, said she should be fine though. We'll get her shots and whatever stuff a cat might need at this point and adopt her. Hard not to when our kids have already named her.
I am sorry what happened to this cat. But I am glad you have her and intend to make her a part of your family. She is a blessed cat with a halo over her head. How did the vet decide what happened to her. Did he do bloodwork to determine the kidney problem?
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by MRod1
HORRAY!!! Its nice to see a story with a happy ending. Good Luck with your new pet. What did your kids name her?

Her name is Lucy. My kids are 2 and 4. Still haven;t heard a progress report from the vet, but it should be soon. Everyone have ag reat weekend and thanks again.
Jennybean
post #16 of 16
Congrats to the family and again, I'm sending big hugs to your family for helping that poor creature, Lucy. Hope you can give us some pics soon.
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