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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Last friday I adopted two cats from a local shelter. Both are very healthy, spayed/neutered and roughly around 1 yr old. Not much is known about their past because the previous owners abandon them in an apartment-they don't know for sure how long they were alone but starving when they were found. They then went to the shelter where they lived for a month before we adopted them. They were checked by the shelters vet and they found nothing wrong. Since I have gotten them home they have been wonderful, fit right in like they had lived in my home forever, but I notice when the male jumps down off of a high spot he will start to limp-but does not act like he is in pain-no licking the leg, grunding when he lands etc,and he will run around the house like normal after he lands. I am wondering if he could have muscle loss from being caged up for so long, or degenerating seeing that they were half starved? The bones in the legs, hip and back feel fine, and he has normal movement except for the limp, and when he hasn't been jumping around he walks just fine...any ideas as to what this could be
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 11:46 AM
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Congrats on your new babies! It amazes me how cruel people can be -- leaving them trapped in an apartment with no food?
<<Shaking my fist in the air>>

Maybe he was hurt before he was caged, and then it didn't heal properly? Just keep an eye on it -- if he's young, his leg will probably get stronger as he runs and jumps.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 01:37 PM
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It might be worth getting him checked out by the vet if he doesn't improve - it could be tendon/ligament damage.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 11:00 PM
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I remember my Baby limping one time. I think it was because (she is an indoor/outdoor cat) she jumped or something. But over time she got better.
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