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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?
1) Do you have a video of this limp? 2) Any swelling that you can see? 3) Is he holding it up or dragging it?
A video would help greatly.Does it appear to have suffered a crushing injury? Is there bleeding?I'll be standing by.
There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. Alternately, you can use a website like tinypic.com for picture and video. youtube.com works well for uploading larger videos that other websites won’t accept.Swelling does not automatically mean that it's broken; there may still be hope. We VERY commonly see that cats develop 'cat bite abscesses' and this is most common in outdoor cats that are male. That said, being outside certainly means that he could have suffered an injury that would have caused a break. X-rays can give your vet the ability to determine 100% if there are any damaged bones.
Checking in. How is Tim doing?