Posted by: Trish | 2009/07/13

Please help... URGENT

Hi doc. Where i work there are about 5 or 6 stray cats. I started feeding them for about a year now &  they have really become a bit more domesticated. This morning when i came in 1 of the cats looked really ill. She was drooling &  looked like she has something stuck in her throat. When i gave her food she couldn' t eat &  she was getting angry &  kicking the bowl around because she couldn' t eat the food. I did manage to feed her with a spoon though. I phoned the local SPCA but they said they dont do house calls, i have to bring her in. She is normal in the sense that she' z walking around &  meowing as normla but she cant close her mouth &  then she drools. I feels really hurt, i cant concentrate with work because she is very attached to me its unreal &  she is very special to me &  i hope its nothing serious. I do plan on taking her to the vet if she does not show signs of improvement by end of today. What do u think? is it serious or what can i do to help her? Thank u

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Dear Trish

I was away this week but hope that your problem has been solved.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/07/15

yes, thank you to the SPCA that doesn' t give a damn about animals anymore - they are only there to kill strays and lost animals!! they have become a money making business!!

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Posted by: Trish | 2009/07/14

Hi guys

Im so relieved, It so happened that she ate a chicken bone. While she was relaxing i saw something yellowish in her mouth &  when i picked up her lip i saw a huge piece. I got so tearful bcoz it was bleeding a little &  i was just thinking how much pain she went through. But im so glad that she is ok now. She ate like she didn' t eat in ages after i took it out. Im just so happy that she' s ok.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009/07/13

Taking her to the vet is the only thing you can do, she sounds like she' s very uncomfortable. Good for you, taking care of these cats the way you do. Wish more people would do it.

Pse let us know what happens!

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Posted by: Annemarie | 2009/07/13

Your description sounds like something stuck in the throat or perhaps a broken jaw (happened to my cat and she did all those things you describe) Take her to the vet. Best option

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