My Cat Is In Pain

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
My cat's ear hurts. She's meow's a bit, shakes her head, runs from me, and walks
real low and slinky like cats do.

I can't stand it. I just can't stand it.

I can take my own pain. I CAN NOT take my cat's pain.

We are off to the vets. We really can't afford this at this time but ... there is no
waiting a few hours or overnight.

Off to the vet,

White Beard
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Why is that, the way with so many of us? We can literally put our selves through H*** when it comes to having pain!!! But we just can't stand to see others with it, not even small animals!
Hope your Cat is alright!

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/1/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, White Beard,

My husband said, "Just wait 2 more hours" If she isn't better then, I promise I'll
take her.

I'm waiting. I'm watching the clock.

I know this guy who has labrodor retrievers. One of them goes after cats. He's
watched while the dog killed a cat. He saw it happen two times. Is that
someone I could trust? Or is he just a plain mean person.

The guy is a doctor so I'm still on topic here. : )

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   Posted 4/1/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I would never EVER trust that guy. I don't trust anyone who does not treat animals well or does not like them. I think that means there is something wrong with them.

I hope your kitty is feeling better,
is her ear warm to the touch and does it have any oder? She might have an ear infection. Luckily antibiotics for pets are not as expensive as for people. My kitty has an autoimmune problem with his teeth and when it flairs we have to give him anti-biotics. The cost is usually 23 for a full course.

Good luck,

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   Posted 4/1/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I just came from another visit to the Humane Society. Several of the cats were sick (passing around some kind of virus). The two I usually visit were ok, but I hope they don't catch it!

Pamela - is your cat scratching its ear? Oh, well, by now you're probably already at the vet. I hope your kitty feels better, and then you can relax.


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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope your poor kitty is feeling better Pam! I can't even describe how much it pains me to see any animal suffering. I much rather let myself suffer than one of my animals.


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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Pam, whats up with your cat? Did your husband take her to the vet? She could very well have a case of ear mites and they make the cats miserable. Please get her in and checked out. Susie

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   

She does have ear mites. You're a cat doctor!

I was nearly hysterical when I posted that. Sheesh.

Thank you for the good wishes all.

Pamela blush

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   Posted 4/3/2009 4:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Pamela you are just like me when one of my dogs get sick.  I panic!!!  I have a dog who's name is Elmer.  Long story on the name in short I thought it would be funny when my hubby would have to holler for him to come into the house.  ELMER!!!!  sounds like you lost grandpa or something.  He's 9 yrs old and his joints hurt all the time.  I will get up at 2 am if hes not feeling well and get his medication in him and sit with him till he falls asleep.
Our Boston Terrier on the other hand is a terror!!!!
I'm glad you take care of you animals.  So many people just treat them like crap.  Our dogs are treated as well as our children.. SPOILED ROTTEN
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/3/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Our animals have good homes.
I don't think anyone who carried chronic pain would ever be mean to an
If we didn't learn empathy at our mama's knee, we learned it from our illness.
That's a good thing about CP.
We should start a cheery little thread. What's GOOD about CP?
Pamela tongue turn yeah

You start. OK?

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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Pamela, sure hope your kitty is doing better today!
I really hate giving a kitty medicine as it's hard, but if
you can clip her nails first then at least that should help!
I hate giving them bathes too, but I bathe them first then
when they are dry I put the frontline on them and it sure
helps with flea control cause where I'm at the fleas are year round...
Keep us posted on your kitty Pamela!
Sure hope she's okay...
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never bathed my cat. I need to? OMG.

Clipping nails happens today while I still have an intact couch.


Ofeelya's ears are fine now. Thank you. :-)
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