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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cat has horrible back leg limp.

She's 9, but has always been out-going and really jumpy.

A week ago she come in with a limp, and then it appeared she was sort of dragging her back leg a little. I've touched her paw and lower leg, as well as mildly squeezed it and she didn't react at all (well she sniffed me but she's like that). She doesn't act mopey at all - she acts her regular self but with a damaged leg. It hasn't got better (or worse really) but I'm really worried about her.

I can't afford major surgery, and saying that, only Friday will I be able to afford the vet (including any extra cost due to medicine).

Also, will her life be threatened at all? I mean at all. I don't want to lose her. Thank you.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Additional info: She doesn't jump indoors. She is less agressive to the other cats. She doesn't seem unhappy (seems silly I know) and she still insists on going out.

She is an outgoing cat, and seems to be out the same time as before she was 'injured'.

Instead of jumping, she climbs now. Like on the sofa.
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Cat has horrible back leg limp.

My first thought was that she pulled a muscle. But, if this has been going on for a week then I would make a vet appointment. She could have been hit by a car or fell on it the wrong way.


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Agreed, since this has been going on for a week you need to make the vet appt now, this way you can insure you get in on Friday. If it gets better you can always cancel. Since she's acting normal otherwise, I doubt it's life threatening but if you see any changes (stops eating, becomes lethargic etc.) you need to get her in right away.



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Agreed, since this has been going on for a week you need to make the vet appt now, this way you can insure you get in on Friday. If it gets better you can always cancel. Since she's acting normal otherwise, I doubt it's life threatening but if you see any changes (stops eating, becomes lethargic etc.) you need to get her in right away.
I've already booked it for friday, but it's just a worry. The only thing different about her is she doesn't jump.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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She popped out 7 hours ago and has JUST got back. If it was seriously bad (It's bad I know, but I mean life threatening) she wouldn't be out that long, no?
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When Cali was limping, she didn't even make a sound when the E.R. vet manipulated her paw. Turned out she had two broken toes. Cats are experts at hiding pain.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Ah, makes sense.

The limp has improved a lot, but when she's just sitting there her foot sort of slides away. It's like she has no feeling in it. Any idea what that'd be?

Also, did that cost a lot?
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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She's going in 2 hours. Anyone got a guess on what it is?

I'm going for a break/dislocated foot.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 01:25 PM
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Just a quick heads-up for you: IF you're offered pain or anti-inflammarory meds, please do not accept "Metacam"

For a quick reference as to the why-nots, have a look here http://metacamkills.com
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