Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
about my cat with a broken jaw
The vet states he needs surgery that is over 600.00 dollars..I can not afford this. Just what they have done now is over 300.00 dollars.His jaw is broken in 2 places. They say it will heal but will take about 8 weeks. Am I doing the wrong thing in taking him home.And how do deall with his pain?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
587315 tn?1333556383
Hi Jody, if you can't afford the bill, you DO have some options out there!  First, you can ask your vet if he will take post dated checks, and second, you can apply for Care Credit, which is a special credit card used for pet care only.  Please, check these options out!  I can't even imagine the pain your poor kitty is in w/ a broken jaw.  There IS pain medication available.  Definitely ask your vet about this.

By the way, if your kitty can't eat at all and after checking the above options out-and you still can't afford the surgery, then the best and kindest thing to do would be to put him out of his misery.  I hope that it doesn't come to this, and wish your kitty a full recovery.

Please keep us posted!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
541150 tn?1306037443
Jody. ZQ is right. You have options. Please get informed and do your research. Otherwise leaving him in such conditions would not be the in the best interest of the animal. He will be better off being put to sleep. This may sound harsh but it's reality. I'm sorry your cat is in such pain. I hope you can work this out with your vet.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne commented on Belle313's status
3 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1472427714
Blank
KTowne 26 weeks, feeling blessed a... Comment
3 hrs ago
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88 commented on slaytheday's status
Sep 28
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
Cats Community Resources
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD