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Meg (1 year old) came home last night unable to walk so she was rushed to the emergency vet. It looks like she was hit by a car, and she’s got a broken pelvis. The vet reckons conservative management with painkillers and cage rest for 4-6 weeks is the way to go.

She’s being kept at the vets until monday and hopefully will be able to come home to us provided she is in control of her wee’s and poo’s (sorry tmi). I won’t know until then what size cage I need to get to keep her in. She needs to have a litter tray, a bed and food and water available to her. Does anyone know what size or indeed type I should go for so I can get organised?

Also, any other hints for the cage rest would be greatly appreciated. We are planning on putting it in the front room, right in the thick of the action, so she doesn’t get lonely.


Her sister is a bit freaked out by it, will she be able to go into the cage with her for short supervised visits? They’ve never been apart. Any tips for dealing with this would also be appreciated.

Meg (1 year old) came home last night unable to walk so she was rushed to the emergency vet. It looks like she was hit by a car, and she’s got a broken pelvis. The vet reckons conservative management with painkillers and cage rest for 4-6 weeks is the way to go.

She’s being kept at the vets until monday and hopefully will be able to come home to us provided she is in control of her wee’s and poo’s (sorry tmi). I won’t know until then what size cage I need to get to keep her in. She needs to have a litter tray, a bed and food and water available to her. Does anyone know what size or indeed type I should go for so I can get organised?

Also, any other hints for the cage rest would be greatly appreciated. We are planning on putting it in the front room, right in the thick of the action, so she doesn’t get lonely.

Her sister is a bit freaked out by it, will she be able to go into the cage with her for short supervised visits? They’ve never been apart. Any tips for dealing with this would also be appreciated.

Very sorry to hear about your beloved cat, but I can truly sympathize as one of mine has also just had the same thing happen to him. A good neighbor who has 4 cats came to my door two weeks ago and told me my cat had just been hit deliberately by some spiteful old git in the same street.

Anyways we broght him home in a cat box and I immediately called the vet (9pm on a sun. Eve, cost £90) my big fella alley was kept in overnight and x-rayed in morning and it was confirmed he had a broken pelvis. Like you we had the most horrible 24 hours waiting to see what was possible.

If you go to a good pet shop you can buy a dog cage which is ideal. Alley is a big cat and we got him a cage 3’w x 2’h x 2’d this gives him room for a bed, litter tray and water dish. He can stand and stretch, but not move about much.

This apparently is the best you can do. For the pelvis to mend, your cat must rest, rest and rest. Give her plenty attention and keep talking to her, but do not let her out no matter how tempting it may seem, else the healing process cannot work. We now have had alley in cage for two weeks and he has kinda settled. Only feed him twice a day, by putting food in and removing the dish once he finished eating. That way we know he is hungry when feeding, will eat readily and one of these also has his medicine in it. Once this dose of ‘metacam’ from vet is finished, we can re-assess his progress.

Other than that, brush your cat if she’ll allow it and if possible, to reduce hair ball possibility. We did add a dish with some grass in it, but never seen him touch it. At moment we are being very positive and he purrs hapily when getting attention.