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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2006, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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should i take my cat to the vet?

ok, well i came home and my cat (age 21 in august) was all wet so i wraped him in a towle and dried him off, i then put the towel on my desk put him on it, and turned on the computer, as i did that out the corner of my eye i saw him fall off, i dont know how, hes always on my desk, it could be that he shook, to dry himself, and got dissoreted and fell, but he landed on his side and went all limp when i picked him up, i was so scared i thought hed had a stroke or something, he then went to lie down in the corner, i thought he was dying i was so scared, but i put some food infront of him and he went back to normall, he loves food, well he seems fine now, but im still in shock.

anyways im worrid, he seems fine, but what if hes hurt himself, i mean at that age to fall 3 feet on to your side, what should i do??
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2006, 03:12 PM
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He may be attempting to hide an injury, so if your already thinking of taking him to the Vet give them a call and see what they think.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 03:33 PM
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I agree with Cat Daddy

Do you have any idea why he was wet?

I had a similar situation with one of my kitties, who was 17 years old at the time. Someone in the house had left the toilet seat up, and the kitty, who was in the bathroom window, tried to jump down onto the back of the toilet, since there was no lid to land on. He slipped and fell into the bowl itself. He was soaking wet, and got water everywhere.

Luckily he hadn't hurt himself in the fall.

If your kitty isn't normally anti-social, or off balance, it might be a good idea to bring him in for a check at the vet. I agree that he may be trying to conceal an injury. If he's still acting strange now, you should, bring him in.

Given his age, it would probably be best to make sure he didn't hurt himself.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 05:14 PM
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First of all congrats on having a cat that is almost 21 years old ! If you have any questions with a cat that age, I would give a call to your vet to see what she/he recommends. The vet might just tell you to keep an eye on him or maybe to bring him in for a checkup. It might make you feel better to call.

I was wondering also - why was he all wet?
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I would take him to the vet. He might have had a convulsion. But we would only be guessing. You need a real diagnosis. I do hope he's all right. God bless.


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