Falling from a window
My 15 year old girl Smudge had a bit of an accident this morning and fell out of the upstairs bedroom window. She normally only goes out in her cat house and I am so careful about keeping windows closed but it has so warm here the past few days I thought I could risk opening the window an inch or two - just goes to show how much I know!
Thankfully she is ok - she has had a good checkover and other than feeling a bit sorry for herself and limping a little is doing ok.
I spoke to the vet at length and I though it would be interesting for people here to know that he said in instances like this one of the biggest problems can be a broken jaw. The cats body is equipped to land and take the "shock" of a fall but frequently what can happen is that the jaw will hit the ground with the impact and this can be a real problem. Other than any visible signs and your cat letting you know that they are in real pain you would recognise this primarily by them not being able to eat anything. Just thought this might be of interest.
I'm baking as the windows are now all closed again and Smudge is definitely grounded!!!