Posted this thread yesterday about my cat and her teeth.
My cat has just been living with me for the last five years. I took her to the vet yesterday because her eye has been showing signs of infection and wasn't healing on its own. It was brought to my attention during the visit that her teeth are in really bad shape. I've had other vets look at her in years past, not that long ago, and they didn't tell me anything about her teeth so I was never conscious of how important feline oral care is.
She's currently in the stages of resorption where the tooth will be likely, eventually, become infected and if that infection reaches the root it will probably kill her. She's an old kitty, but besides her mouth, she's got a clean bill of health.
I came here yesterday because I can't afford the huge vet bill (a cleaning alone is ~300) and I had already come to the conclusion that she would have to be put down. The thread took off like I couldn't believe and some very (and one extremely) generous anons got me started down a new road, the road to saving her.
I hadn't set this up at the time, but I got it put together today.
Anyone who was holding out and would still consider it. I'd be forever grateful.
I remember you.
I would truly help but I have cats of my own that I need to take care, one of which I have a vet appointment in a few days because she's been sick.
Good luck, OP. Shit happens sometimes, not your fault.
After last night, down to $700.
Anesthesia and cleaning is roughly $300, plus each extraction. Won't know exactly until I take her in for the cleaning, but I don't want to put her under general anesthesia twice. She's a tough cat but that's a really rough thing to go through.
That's good man. I was really rough yesterday. Took a few hours for it to really sink in and I was pretty well fucked for the rest of the day.
Last night made me super hopeful.
Thanks, I'm just happy she might have a shot.
Aural hematoma from her outdoor cat years.
She used to run that shit outside. When she was ten she disappeared for a week or so, came back with an ear that was looked like a little balloon. The vet said it was from getting ear mites from another cat and then shaking her head because they itch. Shook so hard she popped a vessel in her ear and it swelled up a LOT. They drained it but the ear still healed all weird.
I am shopping around. I'm in school and all my money goes to that. Gotta build a future so stuff like this doesn't happen.
I can afford regular day to day care, but I wasn't expecting something like this at all.
I am pursuing a few different routes to getting her taken care of. It will probably be a combination.
However, this isn't a small town and vets are trying to make money, too.
Borrow money from parents or a friend? That's what my parents did when my dog got sick. She paid back the money in time but when its an emergency just borrow money dude. You'll pay it back.
I bet that was a good one before it lost funding :/
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Makes me feel even worse, lots of animal out there in need.
I don't have much OP, but 5 bucks is all I can spare. I hope the best for you.
Bumping with a picture of one of my cats
thanks OP, will donate what I can
Dude, this is /b/ full of shit and faggets...
But then I see ur cat I look behind my back and I see my 2 cats sleeping on the couch. Shit dude, I feel for u like so much...
I've never gave anyone even a penny but this is just to fucking much (probably because I love cats).
I've sent u some change (because I'm poor fag)
I'm just happy you opened the thread.
When I thought I had to put her down after the vet yesterday I cried for a couple hours. Shit, I just dropped a couple tears right there thinking about it.
Pretty sure she's the only thing in the world that absolutely trusts me and no one else. I really don't want to let her down.
I appreciate you, thanks man.
Yea u r fucking right.
My previous cat (had been with me since my 6) got some tumor when she was 12. She lived with my mom for last 2 years and when I saw her after a while with that tumor.....dude I started crying like a kid (I'm 26)....
She died a week after I saw her last time and I buried her then.... I felt like a shit, no kidding.
I say that people can be bitches, can hurt and shit on you. But cats/dogs/.... they don't do that. When u feel like a shit u can pet them and they give you that look like (I love you no matter if u feed me or not :) )
I know... I'm 26, too. I've learned a lot of hard lessons over the years, but the saddest thing I think I've learned was yesterday when someone told me, "Cat purr when they're in pain."
It's possible that it stimulates healing or it's just stimulates the release of happy chemicals.
It makes me realize that when she's just laying there purring and doesn't get up all day it's probably because she's in pain. I can't even imagine.
All I wanna do is fix it, and I'm almost there thanks to everyone here.
Kick off this thread at least 2 a day.
If /b/ can be full of dick rate thread or snapchat faggot thread, you can post ur kitty anytime!
Also, I would try another boards....fuck it, that kittah needs you
I'm trying not to get overzealous and over do it.
/b/ has been nothing but helpful. So I'm gonna take it nice and slow. She'll get the help she needs. Luckily my school schedule worked out so I'm at home a lot this week, so I can keep an eye on her, especially after the piece of her tooth broke off I want to know how she reacts and eats and everything.
I have to go to bed now, got a sort of ridiculous day of writing for a class that I should have done days ago. Going to do a page an hour for 12 hours and get it all done. I think it's doable.
I'll be back tomorrow.
If anyone comes looking before the thread dies, this is the info you need to see the whole story
Hey OP, I saw your original thread with the other PayPal shitposter. At that time you were at $33, glad to hear you're much more than that now.
It's also amazing how much your tone had changed. You were so dejected in the original thread, and now you are filled with hope.
Hope things work out with your kitty. Old or not, it is your cat and I'm glad you're doing the best you can for its sake
Yes it would
A couple hundred dollars odds a ton even for some adults
If this were me again
My parents wouldn't be able
And i wouldn't make it either
It's scary cus I'm 30 with a 2 year old
Is this faggot back begging like the piece of shit he is, dude get a fucking job u piece of shit. Fuck your cat scam and the basment dwelling Faggot s that fund you, I hope u and your cat die together very very soon, a very horrible death u piece of shit.
>Why are you trying to get $800 for a 16 year old cat that's probably going to die in the next few months anyway?
I have a lovely 21-year old cat that is still healthy apart from a heart murmur and an overactive thyroid. Get lost.
Find another vet and have him EXTRACT ALL TEETH!
Cats don't mind *at* *all*, and everything else will not get rid of the problem for good.
Believe me, my father's cat just produced a 2000€ vet bill AFTER the first vet did NOT extract the ill teeth, everything got worse, and a second vet had to fight a mean infection AND extract the teeth (cat was hospitalized for a week, hence the big bill).
Extracting all teeth should be possible for ~200 bucks. And the problem WILL be gone afterwards.
tl;dr: find cheaper vet, EXTRACT ALL ILL TEETH.
>I say that people can be bitches, can hurt and shit on you. But cats/dogs/.... they don't do that. When u feel like a shit u can pet them and they give you that look like (I love you no matter if u feed me or not :) )
Not OP, but while most of the pets I've had have been exactly as you say, I've also had some bastard cats that do nothing but eat, shit, piss-off the neighbors, and bully your much older cat.
Cats r predators, literally smaller version of tyger/lion and also territorial animals.
And yea, they can be "bitches", but they don't hurt you and don't fuck with who you are....
>Be me Jew wanting a good old money scam for a quick buck because I inhale money through my asshole like a dyson vacuum.
>Only weakness appears to be animal cruelty or suffering.
>Make fake thread asking for $, £ and € with some animal pics and a bullshit story.
Yeah, except I was there for the original post and it started off as a feel thread. It was only when anons started stepping up and volunteering that a fund was set up. So yeah, fuck off faggot.
I have to be honest and admit that I chipped in. But it was about the same as I'd tip at a decent restaurant. I don't really see the harm, OP seems like a decent guy, cat seems cool and it's good to pay it back after a full day of calling people faggots. Plus I have a job and not so many expenses, so yeah, the feels got me
Would love to contribute, but I don't have a creditcard. Germanfag here. ;_;
This is what happens when you only feed your cat that factory made bullshit known as "cat food"
your teeth would be fucked up too if you ate nothing but cookies
i wish people would feed there pets real food
you wouldnt eat junkfood/cookies every day so dont make ur pets do it
can't afford to help financially but all the best fit you and your cat. I know what it's like to bring your poet to the vet and the costs involved so I really hope it works out OP.
Ouch, I'm honestly a tad scared of people who don't live in a somewhat red country. Here in Denmark we don't have to worry about things such as not being able to pay for the vet or even worse, for hospital bills for our children.
OP, anybody can find a stray or make up some story about needing money.
If you somehow proved your story legitimately, like getting a "time-stamped" pay statement from your vet, i'm sure many people would be more likely to donate including myself.
But you've got to prove it, any smart kid can scam gullible people out of their money like this. Pictures don't prove anything. Sorry. I'm just not buying it.
This. One of my friends has a 25 year old cat, which has experienced being ran over twice. It's an old sod and probably doesn't have more than a year left, but it's still very impressive. His family got that a year after he was born and its still with him.
If /b/ can count to 5 in this thread I will donate the remaining money.
ITT: a genius op just fucking trolling /b/ into giving him money like the brilliant scam artist that he is
9/10 OP, you deserve it or the effort alone
im a student who cant afford to help out OP but i did make a post on reddit... yea theyre faggots but they love kitties... goodluck man
9. I hate cats. Dog master race.
oh, check Em.
Smells like catfucking asshurt over there. You OK bud?
My cat was 12 when he was poisoned and died. The other cat he was raised with was 19 when she was purposely ran over by a neighbor (who's in jail after bragging about it to me in front of witnesses, I spent 2 days in as well for assault and battery after I knocked his out in front of those same witnesses when he told me).
Get fucked with a rusty pipe drill.
I hunt just to leave they're shitty little bodies out in the desert. Don't kill to eat or anything just to watch them die. Mostly coyotes and small birds and rabbits, their babies if I can.
Picked on a lot of losers, usually with a pack of friends. and kill defenseless animals, the smallest ones I can find. With the biggest guns. Just to watch them crawling around minus half their body for a few seconds. It's the alpha that's always been in me. Go cry more, spit your "bully cause I secure" typical nerd shit somewhere else.
On OP's go fund me:
> I've already managed to raise ~$200 overnight by appealing to a community that's particularly fond of cats.
Just thought that was funny, we have caturday, but we're also fond of CP, traps, rekt threads, anti-feminism, etc
Still feeling down pooky? Here's another big hug for my little man. Don't worry, mommy will be in soon to tuck you in poo-bear
Well its 7am in texas, bout to go to sleep. Fyi, I adopt kittens with my roommate and shoot them in the desert. Worth the bullshit 10-20 dollar re homing fee to watch the owners think they're safe, and for the kittens to try to snuggle you then you slap the fuck out of them and as they run off into the desert you blow their fucking brains out with an AR-15. Every weekend. Night fellas. Keep doing good. God bless.
Shitty pet owners are as bad poor parents. If you can't afford the healthcare you don't deserve a pet. Fuck off and good job letting the animal live it's last bit of life in pain.
Hunting for food is not like you kill for fun. Im a flyfisher and of course I kill the fish when I want to eat it, but i dont kill the fish and leave it to rot. You know what I mean? Hunting to eat is perfectly fine.
Thanks so much
Not op but... (╥╯﹏╰╥)ง
I couldn't safe my kitty before
And i only stopped trying to count cuz someone claimed to be you and that it was a joke
This makes things worth it
I seriously have a tear in my eye. /b is so chaotically neutral - I've seen the absolute dregs of humanity (murders, rapists) on b and then the most generous people, who would help out a stranger in need. One anon is. Just. So. Cool.
Singles and the shitty old yellow rotten fucking toothed cat dies from the anesthesia. Never wakes up. OP cries like a fat fucking girl and get a a new cat to lick peanut butter off its pussy.
OP, for the future, there are vet clinics that offer pet health insurance. For a down payment (usually $80) you can select a package that suits your needs of the animals. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs and each one of them has this health insurance which I pay about $200 every 6 months for. Completely worth it since 95% of everything is covered.
Sorry about the fuzzball though. Hope you can get her the treatment she needs.
Who I responded to said hunters were bad. Most actual hunters I know of don't hunt for sport. Very few do, and the few I know that do use a local donation program to donate the meat to feed the homeless.
What those vegans faggots on /out/ don't understand is hunters, through licensing fees, and taxes on certain goods like ammo and fishing supplies, pays for the large majority of wildlife funding to keep and preserve our natural habitats here in the US.
We like our ability to be able to go out in nature and enjoy all it's bounties - we don't fuck it up like most cityfolk do.
In my country there is pet health insurance too, but the older the animal, the more you pay to get here in. my cat is 20 years old and developed epilepsy and a small tumor which increases some shit in her hormons (nothing too bad) I paid about 1500-2000 in vet costs and now about 40-50€ every month or 2 for medics. Still worth it
tl;dr at least in my country its only worth it to get health insurance if its a baby or 1 year old
thats what we did and it was the best decision we've made to date. all 5 animals perfectly healthy, routine check ups, the works. the peace of mind of having the insurance is worth all the money spent.