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Kitty
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posted 03-08-2004 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kitty     Edit/Delete Message
I am looking for more information about feline hip dysplasia. I have a 1 1/2 year old female cat. She has always sort of "walked like a duck" on her back legs and her hips sink a little. I have to wonder if it might by hip dysplasia. Looked online but didn't find much relating to cats, especially a cat so young. Anyone know if cats walk differently? Vet care/treatment? Thank you!

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nern

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posted 03-08-2004 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
I don't know much about it but I found these sites and thought you might find them helpful:
http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/health/hip-dysplasia.html
http://www.fhda.com/
http://www.seniorpetproducts.com/felinehip.html

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Chessmind
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posted 03-08-2004 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. Is your kitty declawed?

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MaryNH
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posted 03-08-2004 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaryNH     Edit/Delete Message
I'd also be curious to know if your cat is declawed as I have one that was done by her previous owner and i understand they now know that cats have to learn how to walk differently after being declawed and it can cause joint problems.....anyway

have you ever considered a vet who does chiropractic work? My dog goes to one (amazing stuff she's done for my dog who was born with hip dysplasia and will be 10 yrs. old on Wednesday) cats respond to treatment better than dogs. Give it a thought

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kyles101
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posted 03-08-2004 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyles101     Edit/Delete Message
hmm that post got me thinking, pepe walks really funny because his back legs are just so long. hope he doesnt get any joint problems =/

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Kitty
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posted 03-08-2004 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kitty     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you, nern, for the Web sites -- I will check them out right away. And also look into chiropractic info. Thank you!
She does have her claws. She's walked a little "funny" on her back legs since she was a kitten. This isn't something that's just happened. The vet's never said anything, but then again, he's probably never just watched her walk and I hadn't thought to mention it or that it may be a problem until recently. Thank you, again

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fleafly
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posted 03-10-2004 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Maybe you can find a vet in your area that does accupuncture. I know use it to treat dysplasia in dogs and it works very well. Usually the accunpunture is combined with a pain reliever like rimadyl and joint supplements like glucosamine. Again that is for dogs, I don't know about the condition in cats.

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