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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Waiting for the Worse (cat at vets)

I took my oldest cat (Lucky - 11 years) to the vet today. He was dragging his back leg around. The vet is trying strong antibiotics just in case.... but it looks very bad. So the odds are he won't be coming home.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 09:01 AM
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Sorry to hear about your cat I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Any idea why his is dragging his leg?
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the vet said it could be an injury to his spine.... either through landing badly after a jump, a cat fight or even a car
I havent seen any blood, but his fur is black and long so could hide some..

the vet is going to keep him in and try strong antibiotics to see if it improves a little but it looks really bad

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 09:15 AM
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My cat Arthur was hit by a car a few years ago, his face was a bit cut up, teeth were broken and his pelvis was disclocated from his spine, luckily he made a full recovery although he does have a slight limp on his back legs sometimes.

Has the vet recommended an x-ray?
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Has the vet recommended an x-ray?
not yet, he's just keeping him under observation for now ... because he isn't in pain there isn't the urgency to do things right away.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 09:49 PM
 
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If I were you, I'd insist on some x-rays. It's the only way to know if something's broken. Also, kitties can be very resilient and he may be in pain but just not showing it in the way we would expect.

Good luck, hope your kitty pulls through okay.
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Is it just one leg or both?
I would insist on x-rays also.
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I would also insist on an xray. It could be something quite fixable and there is no way of knowing without it. If he suspects an injury of some kind why the antibiotics? If it's an injury to the spine that's serious but if it's the pelvis or leg it's usually fixable. I hope you were able to find out and he's doing better.

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One more vote for an X-ray.
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