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Limping Cats: Recognizing and Addressing Musculoskeletal Issues

Cats tend to be very adept at masking pain, so you should see a veterinarian if you have noticed your cat is limping or has lameness. Trinity Pet Hospital in Laguna Hills, CA, has the veterinary care your cat needs to move around like normal again.

Limp cats

Causes

Your cat could be limping for several reasons. It could have landed wrong when it jumped on or off something. It could be a muscle or joint that is causing the problem. You need to get your cat to the veterinarian immediately if it is dragging its leg or if you see the bone to avoid infection or other health issues.

Recognition

You should be able to gauge your cat’s normal gait if you have had it for a while. Be on the lookout for any slowness, hesitancy, or if its leg is sticking out differently than before. Try to look around your cat to see if it is some minor issues. Take your cat to a veterinarian immediately if you notice something is wrong.

Treatment

Treatment will depend on how bad the injury is. Your cat’s treatment can range from something as simple as taping the injured area to a surgical procedure. Your veterinarian will tell you what the injury or condition is and how to treat it.

Recovery

You will have to monitor your cat after any form of treatment. You should try to limit its physical activity, and it may need a cone around its head to keep from licking the sutures if it had surgery.

See Your Veterinarian Near You in Laguna Hills, CA

We know it can be scary to see your precious cat limping, so contact us at Trinity Pet Hospital in Laguna Hills, CA, and get your cat the treatment it needs to walk around like it used to. We will put both you and your cat at ease the second you walk in. Give us a call and schedule an appointment today at (949) 768-1314.

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