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« on: November 14, 2015, 07:31:11 AM »

I don't know what happened he was fine this morning then I noticed he was limping on the bed. Because of construction I was having done I tried to keep him in the bedroom but he kept getting out (my livingroom is like a minefield you have to walk around stuff.  It's his back left leg.

Anyway the er vet said she was pretty sure it was his kneecap moving in and out of place. I'm so worried Sammy is such a climber. I swapped his cat cage out for the old dog kennel I bought for Socks almost 20 years ago. She wanted t give him Onsior for the inflammation but I was concerned since on his records it states he was given Medacam when he was neutered.

Has anyone use Onsior? They gave him a Bupanex shot for pain and gave me some syringes for later.

He's laying on the bed sleeping so I don't want to lock him up in the cage when he seems comfy right now. I put abed on the floor and brought in a tiny kitty condo and put several different size rubbermaid containers so he wouldn't have to jump up on the bed but of course that is what he did. 

Maybe I should have had xrays done today I don't know.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 07:56:14 AM »

Poor Sammy! Sending prayers from here, I hope this gets better soon!
When Casey had that happen I got a low-sided litter box which he was able to climb in no problem. Don't know what you have but the high-sided boxes can be a real struggle for a trick-knee cat at first. As for climbing on the bed, hopefully Sammy will figure out that it is less painful to use the container steps!
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 08:24:57 AM »

meowii Did Casey need surgery? How long did it last? Sorry for q's online stuff I found not so good. Says rare for cats and if surgery needed could lose use of leg so scared for my guy.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 08:41:47 AM »

The surgery that they do for "medial patellar luxation".. is not guaranteed and it is expensive. Casey improved slowly and steadily on his own and I gave him those cat treats with joint supplements - various brands. I think some cats are better in a matter of weeks, Casey took a few months.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 10:35:52 AM »

Give him lots of kisses - that will at least make YOU  feel better.  Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 04:55:20 AM »

Oh, that sounds like what Beau did to his leg this summer Sad  I couldn't keep him still either.  But the vet didn't seem to feel he needed any medication, and the knee cap slipped back into place easily.  she did recommend that I think about having the knee surgically corrected.  I can't afford it right now, and hte issue hasn't repeated itself, but might be something for Sammy down the road?

Prayers that he recovers nicely.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 06:04:00 AM »

Sammy is still limping badly, he keeps jumping up and down on things so I have been keeping him in the cage most of the day. When I let him out and roam it only takes a few minutes before he starts limping worse. He is so sad Sad.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 04:38:53 PM »

do you have anyone in the area who does massage  or chiropractic for pets ?
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2015, 04:24:33 AM »

Leslie do you think that would help? I am going to ask my vet about that. I did take Ranger to see a holistic vet many years ago but I didn't really care for her (pushing a lot of herbal stuff I wasn't sure was safe).
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2015, 02:48:52 PM »

Sending good vibes for Sammy.  <3
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 06:27:25 AM »

My cousin who is a traditional vet takes her dog to a chiropractor for his back .  It makes a huge difference for him . Acupuncture might help too . Usually your vets office will know if anyone local does it .
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2015, 02:49:17 PM »

So sorry to hear of this, ranger. It's a lot to go through for both of you. I hope Sammy is now better.
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2015, 03:29:30 PM »

I am so sorry to hear about Sammy's leg.  My vet does acupuncture, and she thinks it is effective.  I have had no experience with it at all.
I hope Sammy doesn't need surgery.  Sounds like he really does need to be in the pen so he stops jumping.  With energetic animals it is so hard to make them stop doing that.  If only we could communicate. <sigh>   Poor Sammy, I send prayers that he will improve on his own.  I have never heard of that medicine.
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