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Poor Taz

mhardy12

Savannah Super Cat
#1
So last Weds. Taz scared himself and fell out of his cat tree. He's been limping since then, but eating, drinking, pooping and peeing. I took him to the vet today and turns out he broke his toe when he fell. Time for a splint and the cone of shame. He'll also be on pain meds. Does anyone have advice on how to keep the cone on and/or give him the meds. Liquid meds that need to be put on his gums or under his tongue. He's not really cooperative so I'm basically just keeping my fingers crossed. Taz gets home from the vet in a couple of hours. I feel so bad for him.
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#2
Is he's getting buprenex for pain? He may take it straight out of the syringe. It has a sweet taste. All 3 of mine take it from the syringe. Or you can try putting it in a food he likes. I use a raw scrambled egg yolk or goat's milk and give it to them when they're hungry to be sure they consume the whole treat and the entire dose. Or, ask the vet if there is a pill that can be substituted for the liquid if he'll take a pill in a pill pocket or other treat.
 

admin

Paige
Staff member
#3
So last Weds. Taz scared himself and fell out of his cat tree. He's been limping since then, but eating, drinking, pooping and peeing. I took him to the vet today and turns out he broke his toe when he fell. Time for a splint and the cone of shame. He'll also be on pain meds. Does anyone have advice on how to keep the cone on and/or give him the meds. Liquid meds that need to be put on his gums or under his tongue. He's not really cooperative so I'm basically just keeping my fingers crossed. Taz gets home from the vet in a couple of hours. I feel so bad for him.
Aww...poor Taz :( Tell him we all feel for him and to get well soon ;) Can they give him a soft collar instead of the cone?
 

naranek

Savannah Child
#5
Awww.. poor thing. I hope he gets well soon - my housemates' previous cat found the cone annoying but didn't manage to shake it; I think mine would be the same so hopefully Taz won't find an inventive way to shake it off.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#8
Poor Taz :-(

Good luck keeping the collar and splint on... I had a SV that broke a bone in his paw from a fall of two stories and after three days and two splints the specialist agreed we should give up. The paw healed fast on it's own with him being confined to one room with nobody to play with...

If the pain meds are buprenex then it usually is quite easy as it is a tiny volume to give under the tongue or along the gums... just be aware that it can decrease appetite...
 

mhardy12

Savannah Super Cat
#9
Well the cone didn't make it out of the vets office. He's coming out of anastezia(sp?) now and is completely freaking out. Hissing growling trying to attack anything. We put the crate in the laundry room and made a run for the door. I think now it's a matter of him coming fully to it and just calming down before we go into him. He's is full on attack mode. Scared the crap out of everyone in the vets office. Imfeel bad for him but there's nothing I can do without him ripping the heck out of me.
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#10
Wow. Sounds like a reaction to the anesthesia. Do you know what your vet used? Has he ever been anesthetized before and was his reaction the same?