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Bite to base of tail

Cay

Savannah Super Cat
#1
We recently moved to Europe and finally have gotten Duma back to us. She has been here for a few weeks now but there is a local gang of cats that "jumped" her in our yard the other day. She is fine and taught the cats a lesson but one but the base of her tail and we are very worried as it has swollen and has not gone down in two days. We will be taking her to the vet tomorrow morning as soon as they open and though they have a vet who is qualified to work with exotic pets I just really want to make sure I know what can and can't be done to a SVC.

Please, let me know as I know there are some medications and vaccines that can harm SVC. I really need to make sure she stays okay by having the knowledge in case the vet does not.

TYIA.

 

DumaLove

Site Supporter
Staff member
#2
We recently moved to Europe and finally have gotten Duma back to us. She has been here for a few weeks now but there is a local gang of cats that "jumped" her in our yard the other day. She is fine and taught the cats a lesson but one but the base of her tail and we are very worried as it has swollen and has not gone down in two days. We will be taking her to the vet tomorrow morning as soon as they open and though they have a vet who is qualified to work with exotic pets I just really want to make sure I know what can and can't be done to a SVC.

Please, let me know as I know there are some medications and vaccines that can harm SVC. I really need to make sure she stays okay by having the knowledge in case the vet does not.

TYIA.

Hope Duma feels better soon!! The vet care for a Savannah is the same as any other domestic cat. So as long as your vet is used to treating cats I'm sure it will be just fine. Many people don't use Ketamine for anesthesia but that's more because there are much better options out there for ANY cat, not just because they are a Savannah.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#3
It sounds like Duma needs antibiotics, I'm very glad you're getting her to the vet tomorrow. I agree with the above - Savannahs are domestic cats so should be fine with whatever treatment the vet prescribes.
 

Cay

Savannah Super Cat
#5
Thanks guys! We got some abx and anti-inflammatory meds for her today and will have a follow up on Friday. All seems well and she's super at taking medicine haha surprisingly.


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Patti

Admin
Staff member
#6
Glad to hear she takes her meds like a good little girl! Hopefully she will be much better by your follow-up check on Friday.