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Old 07-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Help with a stray cat

After the big storms around here we aquired a stray cat. I don't think it is very old but it's very skinny and doesn't seem to do anything but sleep and eat. Today I noticed that it has a little bit of blood around its nose. I really don't have the money for a huge vet bill, I kind of need to have my car and my tooth fixed at the moment. I did google nosebleeds/ cats but I didn't find anything hopeful. Has anyone experienced this with a cat before? Thanks!

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Old 07-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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The info I found sounds like nosebleeds are a sign of serious diseases. Feline leukemia is fairly common in feral cats but can be treated. There is a vaccine for it as well. If you can't afford a vet, is there an animal shelter near you that can help?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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The info I found sounds like nosebleeds are a sign of serious diseases. Feline leukemia is fairly common in feral cats but can be treated. There is a vaccine for it as well. If you can't afford a vet, is there an animal shelter near you that can help?
I was hoping it wasn't anything serious, I know there are a lot of cat owners on here. Money or not, I'll probably end up at the vet, I can't stand to see a animal suffer Thanks jabbur
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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I was hoping it wasn't anything serious, I know there are a lot of cat owners on here. Money or not, I'll probably end up at the vet, I can't stand to see a animal suffer Thanks jabbur
Could be the beginning of an upper respiratory infection... The kitty probably also should be wormed.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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I would take her to the shelter and tell them you found her and are unable to care for her. They will make sure she gets a checkup, etc.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
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+1 to what pf said.

it could be a range of things, none of them good. when i was a kid my cat developed tumours in her nasal cavities that bled. we had to put her down.

it's tough to realize, but your tooth is more important. ypu could end up with heart problems from infected teeth.
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especially if you have other pets, you don't want them to get what the stray kitty has.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:18 AM   #8
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I would take him or her to a Vet Clinic at the Animal Rescue and see what they have to say ... She or he is probably mal nourished, was weaned too early, and has a few parasites, ear mites, and needs vitamins ...

The blood: This could be due to the other problems and mal nourishment.

Best of luck. You have a good heart.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:00 AM   #9
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I would take her to the shelter and tell them you found her and are unable to care for her. They will make sure she gets a checkup, etc.
+2. When you have to choose between your own health and that of a stray animal, I think you know the answer.
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You are wonderful to take in the poor cat and you got some sensible replies. Some vets will give. You a reduced price for their services as they don't want to see an animal suffer either. Perhaps you could take the cat to a shelter and pay them a nominal amount for treatment if you say you will take the animal home again. I worked in a shelter and we all wanted cats to just get good homes. Shelters are all overloaded.
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