(Closed) Kitty Limping?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It seems like maybe just a sprain but good to get it checked out.  If it were something serious, I think he would be more upset with you handling it.

Post # 4
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MsMonkey:  he probably just has a sprain. Try not to mess with it too much. It could increase his anxiety and irritate it and make it worse. Just keep an eye on him and make sure it does not get worse. If it does, please take him to the kitty ER. Keep us posted please! πŸ˜€

Post # 5
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I just went through this today with my dog.  He started not putting any weight on his back leg and didn’t like me touching it but when I tried to find the source of the pain, he wasn’t crying or anything.  He actually was extending his leg out away from himself like a person would with a bad ankle or something.  I was able to get in today and she told me it was probably a sprain because animals will let you know if it’s broken usually.  She gave me some anti-inflammatory medication for him and told me to try to get him to rest as much as possible for two weeks.  Hopefully that helps a bit.  

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My boy sprained his paw shortly after we brought him home. Vet didn’t wrap it or do anything (he would have just chewed it off, he can barely wear a collar) but we made sure he stayed off the counters and tables so jumping didn’t aggravate it. It resolved itself after a few days.

Post # 7
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

On the other paw, do keep a close eye on the situation. Once I was away at a conference and mySO  (now-ex) was caring for the cats. During the evening check-up call, he describe similiar symptoms with one of cats, Sweet Tea. I assumed it was a sprain. I came home almost two days later and she indeed had worsened from what was described. If NO weight in being placed on the paw for more than a short while it can be a broken bone, and Sweet Tea had a broken arm! She had to wear a cast; wiggled out of the first one and had to be recast. Thankfully the bone healed well.

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