RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Sun Apr 12, '09 4:35am PST |
|Just going to give you some information, and you can use it, or throw it
Any cat that goes outside, runs the risk of being injured by another cat,
dog, or not very nice human. They run the risk of being hit by a car, or
getting into something, that could kill them. They run the risk of getting
trapped in somewhere. If the cat is a whole male, as in, not neutered, he
increases his risk of getting beat up, and or possibly killed by another
whole male cat, or getting hit by a car, while trying to find a female cat.
Cats can wander up to 9 miles, looking for a female.
One should never treat, if they don't know what they are treating for.
It could make the situation worse, or delay the proper treatment, and in
some cases, may be too late. An experienced cat person, could treat it
themselves, depending on the issue, whereas, an inexperienced cat
person would need to take the cat to the vets.
If you took the cat to the vet, you would be charged an office visit, each
one is different, mine is $30. Then you would be charged for medication,
anitbiodics ballpark are $15. Thats if you catch it early. If you wait, and
he has an infection, left untreated, you are looking at a whole lot of money
to treat him. Just like with a human that has an infection left untreated.
If the cat is unruly for the vet, they have a soft sided cat muzzle, it kinda
looks like a cone. It covers his entire face, the small open end, allows him
to breath, but he cannot open his mouth, and it covers his eyes, making
him a little quieter to deal with. He can also be wrapped in a towel, kinda
like a cocoon, so he is not going anywhere, and cannot injure himself or
or others, and just have is injured paw sticking out. Believe me, he is
not going anywhere, thats how I teach the kittens to blow dry, they both
now just sit there, and I didn't think Cruiser would ever graduate from
blow drying school, mol.
Just some information, so you can make an informed decision, best of
luck with whatever you decide to do.
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