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If your cat:

  • Was attacked by another animal
  • Was hit by a car

Or is displaying one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Obvious injury and bleeding
  • Limping
  • Having trouble breathing
  • Dragging hind quarters or “dead/paralyzed” tail
  • Hasn’t eaten in 24 hours or more
  • Lethargy (can’t wake him up or isn’t moving)
  • Convulsions (seizures or fits)
  • Fever (glassy-eyed, hot to the touch)
  • Staggering and/or walking in circles
  • Vomiting repeatedly or having severe diarrhea
  • Trouble urinating (nothing coming out, running back and forth to the litter box, crying when urinating, licking genitals furiously after attempts to urinate)
  • In labor, but looks distressed or kittens aren’t coming out after an hour or so

Call your vet right now! If you can’t get to your regular vet, call the nearest emergency vet clinic. These are emergencies and your cat needs immediate medical attention.

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