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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:21 PM
killmo killmo is offline
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I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. I have no experience with nerve damage in animals but as a hand therapist I do have experience with this in people. It sounds like your kitty may have developed a neuroma and that may be what is driving him nuts. When nerves are damaged they normally grow back over a period of time but if the damage was such that the nerve couldn't find it's correct path back it can grow into a hypersensitive bundle of nerve endings. The neurologist should be able to determine this and then recommend rx. If his recommended rx is amputation just know that in the end you will have a much happier kitty albeit a bit gimpy but animals do just fine with three legs.
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