I'm SO glad we were able to help this guy, get him off the streets and make him feel much, much better!
Here's a rundown of everything that the vets did...
Firstly his claws were very ingrown and infected, so they trimmed them as far back as they could and soaked his paws in iodine to work on the infection, because his paws were so painful he must have been hunching down to stay warm and didn't move around a lot, due to this he developed sores on the back of his legs which is why I was seeing blood… even though this is horrible, I'm glad he didn't have any more serious internal injuries, I thought he may have been hit by a car.
His ears were also infected, so while he was mildly sedated they thoroughly cleaned them and put medicine in them… he has dental issues, only has 6 teeth left and will need future dental work, he also has conjunctivitis hence the eye drops
They gave him an antibiotic shot and he's congested too so we will be starting him on meds for that…
Of course he was also crawling in fleas, so they gave him Capstar (internal medicine which kills fleas almost straight away) and then added topical flea meds too …. I HATE FLEAS!
*The BEST news is that he tested negative for everything on the SNAP test which tests for FIV, Feline Leukemia and heart worms!!
He hasn't been neutered and we scanned for a microchip and didn't find one (I'm VERY glad we didn't) … my thoughts are that he was owned by someone who was maybe trying to breed him, he was neglected for a long time since it takes a long time for claws to get that bad… if he was a straight up street cat, all the walking around they do and scratching on trees keeps them pretty short. Plus is overall condition was very poor.
Then he ended up on the streets somehow, either he was dumped by his owner or the family of his owner after he/she passed away or he escaped? … I'd love to know his story, but it would more than likely make me very mad, the bottom line is he's feeling much better than he was, he has a full belly and a warm bed with a good foster Mom!
The vet guesstimated his age to be between 8 and 10 years old, so we will make sure the second half of his life is lived in luxury surrounded by people who love him!
Special thanks to St Francis Society Animal Rescue and their volunteers for all their help! - http://www.stfrancisrescue....
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