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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by greyhounder, Mar 29, 2011.


  1. greyhounder

    greyhounder PetForums Junior

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    Hello just come in to say I NEED HELP!:confused:

    The problem is , my cat has a HUGE tat on his back leg. It covers his whole leg and I am Begiuning to get worried. It all started about six mounths back when he came in one night reeking of Disinfectant. I don't know if he sat in some or what but he STANK of it. After a while it started to dry up and formed these big tats on his legs. There all gone now except for this HUGE one covering nearly all his Back leg.

    I don't want to go to the vet because it will cost to much.
    We tryed to cut it of but everytime you touch it he goes all mardy:rolleyes::. It needs to be rid of soon its been there for ages. He is also a EXTREAMLY long haired cat Which makes it all worse.

    Any ideas on how to tackle this ?? I mean it covers nearly all his back leg:confused:.


    Advice! Please!!:rolleyes:
     
  2. dougal22

    dougal22 Banned

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    Not what you will want to hear, but you need to take your cat to the vet, irrespective of the cost.
     
  3. candysmum

    candysmum PetForums VIP

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    catnip and get it out.

    Saying that i would just take to the vet without worring about cost because it can't be comfortable for him.

    If you have Pet Practise close by to you there are extremely cheap as vets go.
     
  4. thedogsmother

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    Is a tat like a knot? if it is I would just wrap him in a towel and (as long as it isnt too close to the skin) carefully cut it off. Did you try bathing him when he came home smelling chemically? if not he will have licked off whatever it was which could be dangerous.
     
  5. greyhounder

    greyhounder PetForums Junior

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    Well we are trying everytime he sits on one of our knees we jiggle it so it becomes looser. Why So urgent Could it be harmfull?:confused:
     
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    Could you please explain what a tat is? Maybe post a picture? Thanks.
     
  7. greyhounder

    greyhounder PetForums Junior

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    Well it was about six months ago so it obviously hasn't harmed him.
    Thats the thing though, it really close it his skin. And if I cam at him with towel he would kill me!!
     
  8. Chez87

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    I think if it has been there for so long it can cause problems on the skin, but someone may correct me on this. If you are not able to cut it out, it will have to be a vet jobby I'm afraid. Can two of you not work together? One to make sure the cat is still and one to remove it? Although DO be careful if it is close to the skin.

    Raggs advised recently if the knot is close to the skin, slip a comb between the knot and the skin, and then cut, that way you will not cut the skin.
     
  9. thedogsmother

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    I think he really needs the vets then, they might have to sedate him to get it off with a blade. If it isnt removed it can get tighter which pulls the skin and can cause injury, if there is any infection beneath it you wont be able to see it and it could be quite dangerous. Have you contacted a groomer, maybe they could help too?
     
  10. greyhounder

    greyhounder PetForums Junior

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    Yeh its a knot basically but i will post up a picture
     
  11. dougal22

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    I don't believe I used the word 'urgent' in my post :confused:

    But, you said he has had this problem for about six months; it clearly not getting any better on its own; you said you cannot deal with it as he gets all 'mardy', hence my advice to take him to the vet.

    I believe it could be very uncomfortable for your cat, so surely it's better for him to get it sorted.
     
  12. greyhounder

    greyhounder PetForums Junior

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    Will try this, because it needs to come out sooner or later thanks.
     
  13. Chez87

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    Please be careful, if you think there is any risk of hurting kitty, please take him to the vet.
     
  14. greyhounder

    greyhounder PetForums Junior

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    I don't know We will see how it goes with the two of us.
     
  15. greyhounder

    greyhounder PetForums Junior

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    Well it comes further away the more you jiggle it.
     
  16. dougal22

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    Wouldn't that be assuming if the cat was docile enough? Many aren't. The cat in question has a very large 'tat', covering the back leg as per the OP's post. I hope Raggs was advising on a small knot, not one the entire size of a back leg :eek:
     
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    Will try and get a picture So you can see exactly what it is like.
    This may be difficult though..:confused:
     
  18. dougal22

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    I sincerely hope you don't injure your cat as you could end up with an even bigger vet bill. As another member suggested, you could take him to a groomer, this may be more affordable to you than a vet? Perhaps you could check prices for both services.
     
  19. Chez87

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    Yes you are entirely right Dougal. Just wanted to suggest something in case the OP is attempting to cut it out themselves. This at least would lower the risk, but I agree that in some cases (and possibly this one) a trip to the vet may be unavoidable!
     
  20. Amin

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    Take Him To The Vets, It wont cost You much.
     
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