This morning I woke up and noticed that my cat Boots (almost a yr) was hurt. She doesn't go outside for anything so I'm assuming she jumped off something and hurt her front left leg. It's the part of the leg that I would consider the elbow..
Whenever I touch it she meows a bit and cringes if I got near it. I want to take her to the vet but broke is an understatement for me right now. (I get financial aid in about two weeks though). Either way, I need suggestions as to what to do. Right now I'm trying to keep her as comfortable as possible i.e., keeping food and water close by so she doesn't have to walk much and keeping her from jumping off high places.
Is this something that will pass, like soreness, or should I suck it up and take her to the vet ASAP?