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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about this situation with Gracie. In a situation like this, if this limping seems to be going on for this time out, it would be a very good idea to get an x-ray done. Could it be a pelvic fracture or a hip fracture that was just missed? On palpation, these are not always apparent. Could this be arthritis? That is a possibility given her age, but I would take the x-rays as a precautionary step to see if there is something more. The x-rays can screen for underlying cancer of the bone. I'll be honest here and say that dogs are more typical for this than cats. But, anything is unfortunately possible. IF there isn't any thickening / swellings with the leg, then it would seem less likely that cancer is there.
I'm hoping for the best for this girl. Can you think of any other questions you may have?