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Whats wrong with this cat?

Last night/early this morning we found a siamese kitten about 2 months old maybe. We didn't notice anything wrong untill we got him home and watched him a while. But he is limping. We think it's his hip. he still useses it and doesn't act like it bothers him but he always limps. Another thing is his stomach kinda bulges but his back end is really skinny and boney.Oh one more thing, he mostly just lies around the house...doesnt move around much. I know we should get him to the vet asap but we wont have money for it for 2 weeks and our vets are pay up front. Does anyone know what might be wrong?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Pets

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  • sounds like he possibly may have a broken leg or something in the general area where he is limping. If he was found and he is malnurished he has no chance of healing or fighting anything off. It also sounds like he has worms. Worms can be very dangerous depending on what type. Some can also be transfered to humans. They are sucking the life out of him which in returns could be causing anemia. Also dangerous. He needs to go to the vet ASAP or to a humane society or a rescue group. Do your research and help save him.

    Answer by CLewis1226 at 10:15 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Could be a couple things. He could be suffering from malnutrition, have worms or any number of digestive ailments. As for his hip, he could have a genetic issue or was injured and healed badly. At two months this kitten should be bouncing off the walls. You really need to take this cat to the vet, especially if you have other pets or are keeping him in your house. You never know about strays. I love cats and hope this little guy turns out to be ok.

    Answer by WoodWitch at 9:38 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I would guess that he has worms and that's the reason for the swollen belly. As for him limping on his leg that can be a bunch of possiblities. Sombody could have abused him, he could have taken a nasty fall, another animal could have gotten ahold of him....

    They have some worm treatments that you can buy at walmart that will take care of some worms. If you can take him to the vet as soon as possible. If you have no kill shelters in the area they might be able to help you out with that. Just explain to them what is going on and they might help. It never hurts to ask the worst they can do is say no.

    Just try to keep the kitten as comfy as possible and make sure to offer food and water. Good luck

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 10:55 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • If he was a stray it could be anything. He could have been injured and he more than likely has parasites. You can give some OTC wormer but the vet will be able to do a fecal to see what exactly is there. Plenty of healthy food and water and anything he will eat just to keep his energy up until you can get him to the vet.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:18 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Sounds to me like someone kicked the poor thing. If you have a no kill shelter around you, call them and ask them if maybe they can take a look at it.


    Answer by IhartU at 9:34 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Yes, abused by people or other animals.

    Unfortunately, if you can't afford to take him to the vet there is not much you can do, I say just make sure he's comfortable... and wait it out.

    Answer by MDT09 at 9:37 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • it actually sounds like he probably has a GI tract full of worms...worms usually will make their abdomen appear bloated. so it sounds like he needs to be de-wormed, which usually isn't too expensive. call the Vets office. you can usually just try to explain things over the phone, and maybe just ask if you can come in and get some de-wormer for him.
    and as far as him limping, if it doesn't bother him TOO much, it probably can wait...but get him in somewhere to get it checked out as soon as you can.

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 9:40 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • If the cat looks like it has a broken leg it needs to rest or kept in a cage for at least 4-6 weeks.
    The big belly mean the kitten has worms. I am a vet tech and that is usually the case.

    Answer by ddsunshine at 8:28 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

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