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So one of my cats is limping rather severely. He refuses to put any weight at all on his left leg. I checked for any obvious signs of injuries last night but didn't find any. There is just a bit of swelling, not enough to noticed unless you were looking for it. He isn't really acting as if he is in any pain today. He growled a little last night as I examined him but he is still eating and acting as he always does. I'm probably going to take him to the vet if it doesn't get better after a few days. He is not neutered by the way. We are planning on probably doing it sometime this month or next month.
I'm not really sure what answer you were looking, it is not possible for us to help you through here or know what happened.. you should take him to a vet asap, if he is not neutered he could have gotten into a fight with another cat which could make him sick or give him an infection. Do not wait especially if he is in pain, cats will not show signs of weakness until they are very very sick and weak so the fact that he is eating doesn't mean he is fine.
Agreed! If he's limping severely he needs the vet asap. Joleen is right. If he got into a fight with a cat (which is very possible since he isn't neutered), he could have hurt himself badly. Also, is he up on his shots? If not, you need to get him to the vet to be tested for certain things pronto.
A fight is the first thing that popped into my mind. And he will be going to the vet, though it will have to wait until Monday because the vet I use is not open tomorrow or Sunday.
Can you see without touching the leg if it's swollen or bleeding at all?
It isn't bleeding and there is only a bit of swelling. The swelling is barely noticable at all.
Definitely make sure there's no open wounds that could get infected either. Sounds like he maybe did get into a fight. Hopefully he'll be okay until Monday. Glad there's no swelling or bleeding.
If there's no open wound, maybe it's a dislocation or other closed injury, something like that. I'm glad he's going to a vet soon. Please let us know how it goes!
Well,I noticed where most of the swelling is at. It's on the bottom of his paw. I called my vet this morning and explained what was going on. The good news is that he was putting some weight on it this morning. Vet told me to just keep an eye on him and if the limp gets worse or lasts longer than about a week to bring him in. He says it's probably just a sprain and, seeing as the cat doesn't seem to be in too much pain, he says even if I brought him him to be looked at there isn't really much he could do for besides maybe prescribe some pain meds.
But I was really happy when I woke up and saw that he was putting a bit of weight on it. He's still limping but not nearly so severely. I will definitely have to keep an eye on him. And I swear, next month he is getting fixed.