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Hello, I have just been told by my husband that our 4 year old son has trodden on our 5 week old kitten. He says his leg is at a funny angle. He also says that the kitten is asleep and quite happy playing with his brother. He doesn`t walk too well. Is it possible this is a dislocation and what can we do right now to ease him if he is in pain?

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Hi
sorry I have only just picked up this question. Hopefully by now you have got the kitten to a vets who would have been able to administer some pain releif and hopefully resolve the injury.

I don't know of any emergency pain relief that can be given to a kitten as their systems are very delicate. At a push I would give a half dose of a childs asprin or other pain killer.

I hope the injury was not too severe as unfortunately accudents like this can cause internla injuries. But the vet will be able to make sure that this is not the case or not.

best wishes and I hope all is well

Kate  

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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