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roman
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posted 01-20-2003 05:23 PM           Edit/Delete Message
My seventeen year old cat Female DSH has been with me since day 1 has begun to limp and is unable to jump on the bed. She is about 18 pounds and in good health. I've noticed that the limp seems to be her front left paw. I've gently touched and checked it out and she did not complain nor did I find anything. Is it age or time to see the vet? (Which she and I absolutly hate)
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Sarah
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posted 01-21-2003 02:30 PM           Edit/Delete Message
This is probably a completely different situation, but I thought I'd share just in case... My 6-month-old kitty stopped walking awhile back. When she did walk, it appeared that her leg was bothering her and she was limping badly. When I picked her up and felt her leg and paw, she didn't make any indication that it hurt. I took her to the vet and found out she had had a fever for a couple days, which was causing her joints to ache and this was why she was limping. He gave her some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory. The fever was gone within a few days and she went back to running and jumping. Best wishes to your kitty.

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woofdoggy
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posted 01-22-2003 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for woofdoggy     Edit/Delete Message
Reply toRoman- yes, go to the vet. Why are you waiting?Sarah went,she cared enough to. Many reasons why an animal begins to limp,with mine it was an imbedded grass seed in the paw which only the vet could find. With yet another of my pets it was an inflamed disk in the back.Go to the vet.

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Pauline
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posted 01-23-2003 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pauline     Edit/Delete Message
Someone shouldn't be faulted for asking a question.....
If the limping continued I would take the cat to a vet, yes. But sometimes you can go ahead and give a tiny bit of aspirin, NO ACETOMINOPHEN, and see results. The cat may just have fallen oddly and has a slight soreness. If we ran to a vet for every little thing, as with children, we'd all be broke. Like humans, they have sore days too.....and please feel free to ask questions!

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woofdoggy
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posted 01-24-2003 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for woofdoggy     Edit/Delete Message
Sorry if I offended anyone.But I honestly don'tbelieve limping in a 17-year old cat is particularly a 'little thing'. In my experience (and that's what we all draw on) limping in animals has always been associated with something only a vet can detect. I agree with Pauline though, vet bills are frightening,and I suppose that's why we use these forums. The originator has to decide out of all the replies what makes sense to him/her.

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