My name is Tina and I believe that my cat, Mollie Ann, is having paw pain from a declaw she endured as a young kitty. I’d like her paws to be X-rayed to find out if anything is wrong but I can’t afford it.
Mollie originally lived with an elderly lady who died. My cousin found her in the shelter, adopted her and gave her to my aunt who had cancer. After living with my uncle for a year and a half after she died, Mollie came to live with me.
Mollie is 7-8 years old and is a Siamese/Himalayan cat. She is a very proper kitty and does not like disappointing her human! Except she knew when she came home with me her life would change, drastically.
Mollie urinated on a brand new black/white comforter shortly after arriving here then spent some time where life was good and there were no accidents. I then saved a Cairn Terrier/Poodle 6 month old puppy who peed and pooed everywhere. As the only human in the house, I never knew who peed or pooed on the carpet. The dog picked one spot and stuck to it until he was house broke, but there were accidents. The dog was put on Prozac (whole other issue now) so I thought putting Mollie on Prozac would give similar results.
Once I began the pills, baby gates went back up to keep things “clean.” One day I came home to find poo in the bathroom and the dog was on the other side of the gate. I closed the door to the bathroom and the next day there were little, cat-like, turds on the living room floor with a huge pee spot. I stopped dead in my tracks! I knew what was wrong! Mollie was lethargic, probably Prozac, and could no longer jump in her basket where the heater was.
The next morning I cleaned the office where the boxes are, put down a soft towel in between the boxes, set Mollie up with a covered cat kennel and blankets with heating pad. I was able to get the plants off the office floor and light rearranging to protect stuff from dogs. There has not been any further ‘accidents’ on the floor.
Mollie, however, still won’t jump and shakes her paws more than I have ever seen. She goes in the box, but does not cover her mess up so I do. I promised my Aunt Ann before she died that I would take care of Mollie when the time came. I kept that promise thus far. Now I am financially strapped, Mollie needs vet care, and I have a promise to keep.
Her paws are painful and I need to know if her declaw went wrong and don’t have the money.
P.S. Jo says: Kirsten Doud said she would help her if she had X-rays to prove that her issues are declaw related.