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When my cat sits and had its paws out he shakes it not like…

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When my cat sits...

When my cat sits and had its paws out he shakes it not like a shake like getting litter or water of but more like a twitch? I know he had surgery under that arm

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?

Don’t know the age I suspect 10? Maybe a bit older I got him from an appt building he was left there. His name is Grammer

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Grammer?

He had a tumer on his tail about 3 years ago and the amputated it?

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat
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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am sorry you are worried about Grammer. I just came online and saw your question; I am so sorry you have been waiting for an answer from a Just Answer expert.

What was the surgery he had under his arm? That could be a clue why he is doing this.

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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

The surgery may have left an irritated nerve, which is affecting that leg and causing this twitching/shaking. It might help to try an anti inflammatory medication such as Onsior or prednisone. These are by prescription, from your veterinarian.

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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I have not heard back from you; how is Grammer doing?

Please let me know if this was helpful and what other questions I can answer.

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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Rebecca
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hi yes the surgery was under his arm but several years ago. Would there be a reason it’s just showing up now?
Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

It is possible but if it was that long ago it might be something else. What exactly was the surgery?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
To be honest I don’t know exactly what they did... he ran out and I couldn’t get him back and was an outside cat for 3 months finally when he came back his arm had gotten caught in his collar (which was suppose to be a breakaway collar) his under arm was completely cut open with maggots and seriously infected! It was not a pretty site at all...
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don’t
Live in that area anymore I could prob try to get the number and call to see what was actually done... this is prob 8 years ago!
Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

If it was that long ago, that is probably not the reason for his shaking it now. I would need to examine him to try to find out where the problem is now.

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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I have not heard back from you; how is Grammer doing?

Please let me know if this was helpful or if you have any other questions.

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