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help with 23 yr cat

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I just noticed my cat a swollen back paw. She is a indoor old lady. My vet is closed today. Not sure what to do. She has hyperthroidism. She is a very picky eater, so I have making sure she is getting her pills.
post #2 of 17
Thread Starter 
I posted this in the wrong place before. I just noticed my cat a swollen back paw. She is a indoor old lady. My vet is closed today. Not sure what to do. She has hyperthroidism. She is a very picky eater, so I have making sure she is getting her pills.
post #3 of 17
It's probably not an emergency but you should get her to the vet ASAP. Since she is so old, you need to be careful with everything.

Congrats on having a 23 year old cat! You must be taking extremely good care of her for her to have such a long life!
post #4 of 17
Is there no emergency vet #left on your vet's answering machine? Or in the phone bk?
post #5 of 17
Also just thought of ... soaking her paw in warm water with a little epsom salts (if she'll allow it - maybe you could have a heated soaked towel beside where you sit with her on your lap and somehow get her to rest the paw on the towel).
post #6 of 17
Did you get this senior lady to the vet? I didn't post before because I didn't have a clue what you should do. I think it is amazing that you have a cat that is 23 years old.
post #7 of 17
Oh! 23 years old!!! WOW!! You have to have taken such GOOD care of you kitty, and it must have good genetics too! I hope her little paw is better by now!
post #8 of 17
I merged both your threads together

it sure is amazing that your girl is 23 yrs old!!

How is her paw? did you get her to a vet?
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yes I took her to the Vet. All the blood work came back normal or as normal as a 23 yr can be. The Vet suggested that she maybe in heart failure and the only way this can be found out is by x-ray and if does not show up than go for a ultra sound. Not sure what we are going do, the Vet told me to think about it over the weekend. She is not in any pain (or i would know) still eating and still using litter box. The vet also suggested because she does not have a lot of activity this also could cause swelling. I'm just glad it is not a kidney problem. We had a cry fest at our house last night. She has been a good cat. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the concern.
post #10 of 17
23 years old!!! Thats wonderful! I hope your old gal is doing better!
post #11 of 17
Your kitty is an amazing old gal. What is her name?
I am sending lots of good thoughts your way.
post #12 of 17
Congratulations on having a cat 23 yrs old. What a wonderful thing that is.
I hope the paw is better. And by the way, I am sure everyone would love to see a picture of this dear old cat.
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
unfortunatly today we had to put our cat to sleep. she could no longer walk or stand and we did not want her to suffer.
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post #15 of 17
Wow, 23 years old! How amazing! I would love to see a picture of her. I know she is a love!
post #16 of 17
I am so sorry.
RIP grand lady.
post #17 of 17
I'm late to this thread. Even though she is at the rainbow bridge its awesome that you had her for 23 years.
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