Question by Auntie Anne Arkey: Could a cat rip out its own microchip?
This morning I found a bedraggled cat on my back porch, burning up with fever and a huge pussy odd-looking wound just between her shoulder blades. Under approval of the vet, I have cleaned the wound and packed it with sugar, and am pumping in clavamox for the fever. The vet asked me to see if I could determine the nature of the wound, as it is in such an odd place, and it is definitely not a bite or a claw. The only thing I can think of is the wound is where a microchip might have been, so I was wondering if anyone is aware that microchips could be so disturbing a cat might try do something to get it out. Or, do you think (as I am thinking) that someone dug out the microchip before dumping the cat (so they would not be found out)?
Kitty is doing well, sleeping, had some food, good litter box, and will get her in Monday for a quick once over by the vet before we decide what happens to her. Gorgeous cat — if not a purebred Maine Coone, sure looks like one.
Answer by dlp
i don’t think so, maybe a branch, or thick brush. if not a bite or claw. glad to hear kitty is doing well.
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