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cat who wont walk on a leg 

Our cat had surgery to remove a toe about 3 months ago and he is no pain but will not walk on that leg (back RHS). He had started to walk on it (when we weren't looking!) but when we gave him our attention he would limp. Our vet has suggested because we over compensated in love and affection he continued to limp. We have since restrained ourselves somewhat and know he limps all the time. I am worried as it appears he has lost some muscle in the hind leg so what can we do to get him to walk on all 4's again?

Answered Wednesday 11 March 2015

Hi Cheryl,

 

 we would always recommend that you take your pet back to the original vet for a check-up in these cases. Following a toe-removal cats will usually weight bear fully on the effected leg in time. It would be worth having your cat's cruciate ligament checked for tears and possibly have an X-ray taken if your vet felt it appropriate. Your cat's toe may no longer be the source of the pain so a follow-up visit would be worthwhile. Your vet may prescribe some pain killers for home use to encourage your cat to use its leg again

 

regards,

 

 Anthony and James.

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