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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat injured his left front leg,he seems to hop around not

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my cat injured his left front leg,he seems to hop around not using it, he's a outdoor cat it's about 2 days now he let's me touch it though so,what can i do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did your cat have a fall?
Customer: he must of
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: tiger
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about tiger?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

It needs to be determined if this is a break or something less permanent like an abscess that needs to be drained. Outdoor cats, especially if still intact, are prone to getting into spats with other cats that result in bite wounds that can become infected. I would highly recommend an exam for Tiger to determine what has happened. If this is a break, the bone may need to be set and casted/splinted, pinned or even amputated. If this is an abscess, sedation is often needed and the wound to be lanced and drained.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Checking in. How is your companion doing?