Possibility of Having A Three Legged Cat
(Western Mass., USA)
Hello Cat Lovers…I am a man and I love cats. I grew up with having a cat and now I have two of my own at 35yrs old. I live on a busy street and me and my wife decided a few years back that it was best to have indoor only cats.
Well this past Monday we were eating supper and we heard a big crash. I walked down the hall and my two cats must have been playing and the bigger one Sweet Pea (16lbs) must have jumped off the cat tower and she hurt her leg pretty bad. We brought her to a 24hr emergency care (it was 7pm and our normal vet was closed).
The x rays turned out ok, no broken bone, no torn ligaments, but I think she needs to go see my normal vet because when the pain meds wear off she limps. I guess I am saying it may be good to get pet insurance, because now my total cost could be 1,500 US dollars to get her fixed up.
My normal Vet is very nice and said she will help us financially and make the best decision for all of us and try to keep her leg. My advice is get to know your vet and make sure they love animals and not JUST the money they are charging.
I noticed also this week how cruel the average American man can be about animals. Many of my co-workers said just put her down. She is only 2yrs old and she’s not terminally ill. Not all men here are like that, but it struck a nerve and showed me that people only care about so little. The economy stinks, yes we all know, but how about some compassion!
Wish me luck…God Bless
Western Mass., USA