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Kitten with a dislocated shoulder
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Kitten with a dislocated shoulder

My kitten was attacked by a dog and now his shoulder is dislocated. I am a student and cannot afford to take him to the vet, is there anything I can do without going to the vet? If there is not, is there some sort of reduced cost facility I could take him to?
Type of Animal
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Cat
Age of Animal
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3-4 months
Sex of Animal
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Male
Breed of Animal
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mix
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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January 15, 2009
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Please try to get a Care Credit credit card either online or at a vet's office.  The dog's owner, if known should take some responsibility.
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First of all, understand that the cat is probably in a great deal of pain right now. Imagine if your arm was dangling loose from your shoulder.

It's not something you can fix yourself. A vet will have to take x-rays to see if it's a luxation or if there's a break in the coracoid process some place. Yes, the cat may even need surgery.

I don't know what clinics you have in your area but do call as many as you can and see if they'll agree to a payment plan. Some do, some don't. Please don't let this slide over the weekend. It could cause more damage to his shoulder (bones, tendons, soft tissue).
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Thank you for your advice, I took him to the vet and he is doing fine now. The care credit made it possible, thank you so much for telling me about it.
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