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Old May 31st, 2016, 07:07 PM
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Leg amputation in a cat

Has anyone ever had to have their cats back leg amputated, and how did they do? Our cat is having this procedure done tomorrow, and I'm sure the vet will give me help, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me what to expect healing wise, and how did their cat adjust to walking again
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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:00 AM
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My mum had a cat that had to have a back leg amputated. The cat did just fine. We are going back about 15 years but I don't remember it taking long to heal at all.... and the cat adjusted quickly. for a smooth procedure.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 08:58 AM
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Thanks, Marko. good to hear. I'm definitely going to be worried for awhile, he's having it done today and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him, too.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:19 PM
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and praying, too! Let us know how he does, pls!
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Old June 1st, 2016, 03:34 PM
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How is your cat today? I only have ever met one dog with a back leg off but he seemed to have adjusted remarkably well. A back leg does not bear as much weight and is ususally easier to adjust to.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:08 PM
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They called me about 1 and said he was just waking up. His blood tests came back normal (they were worried about diabetes) He said I can take him home tomorrow, but I really wish they would keep him longer that 24 hrs. I can't imagine how he will be able to use a litter box or even want to eat from the start, and I would feel better if someone that knew what he was doing would watch him, but being home might make Spencer feel better. The first week is going to be very scary and sad

We had him on a diet, and hes going to have to lose probably 3-4 more lbs because the vet said being a back leg he is going to probably have arthritis in the other leg, and being overweight will make it worse
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 06:46 AM
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I am really sorry about the cat. I have never heard of such a thing. I pray for the speedy recovery of your cat. I guess you were left with no other option than to choose amputation.
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