(Closed) Worried about kitten…help!

posted 10 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It doesn’t sound like his leg is hurt since he seems to be standing up on his hind legs and running around.  Maybe that is just how he stands normally without weight on that leg.  I would wait for a bit and see if it gets more painful.  He may have pulled a muscle or something.

By The Way, what a cutie!

Post # 4
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Two things.
1. He’s so adorable I just want to squish him and
2. Call the vet. If you’re worried about cost, just call and explain his symptoms. They can advise you of whether or not to go in. If he’s not seeming to be in any pain, that’s certainly a good thing.  

Post # 5
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

He is such a cutie! I think it can’t hurt to call them, but since he doesn’t seem to be in pain, I would probably just watch it longer to see if anything develops or it goes away on its own. 

Post # 6
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, I want that cat!

And also, my cat does this, and we figured out it’s when she has litter stuck between her toes.  She limps around for a minute or so, then goes back to normal.

But, if you’re not sure, I agree, call and ask your vet.

Post # 8
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Your kitty is so cute! I love orange tabbies, I grew up with a cat who looks just like him! They are the greatest ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the idea of calling the vet and seeing if they think it’s something you should come in for.

Post # 9
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Whenever you call the vet, they say come in.

I use the rule:  Would I go to the doctor for this?

For instance- our dog had a day of really bad diarrhea.  I didn’t take her to the vet, I just gave her some Immodium and fed her rice and beef broth- it cleared up on its own.

Another instance- she vomited and there were specks of blood.  Took to the vet.  $250 later, there was nothing wrong with her.

I wouldn’t call the vet or take it in unless it become more persistent.

Post # 11
3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

cats are smart – maybe he wants you to fuss with his little feet, and that’s why he’s purring ๐Ÿ™‚

I would have done the same thing as you in that situation – checked him out, touched everywhere, bend the leg etc – if he is ok with that, he’s probably fine. Maybe he is laying in a funny way and his leg’s asleep when he gets up? I’m doing that right now, actually, putting too much weight on my leg that i’m sitting on. I’ll probably limp for a few seconds when I stand up, too.

Post # 12
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My brother’s dog did this when he was a puppy.  My brother took him to the vet and they thought it was broken and put him in a cast.  After some time it just wasn’t getting better so my brother took him to another vet and it was growing pains.  If he isn’t afraid to let you touch it, then I’m guessing it isn’t broken or any cuts.  Probably growing pains.

Post # 13
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think like someone else said…it might be kitty litter…this might be a little gross, but my cat does the exact same thing when she pee’s and accidentally steps in the pee as she’s moving around the litter and before she lets the other “load” unleash…if you have hardwood floors, look around to see if there are any paw “imprints” on the floor…and check that hind leg with a wet cloth…that’ll uncover your mystery ๐Ÿ™‚

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