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by mlb18
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: weight and medication advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 249

weight and medication advice?

My 8 yo female cat has luxating patella (dislocating kneecaps) and needs to get weight off. She had always been fed half a pouch of meat each day and biscuits always sat out but after finding out she has something wrong (1 month ago), I started just 2 pouches of meat a day. She was weighed again tod...
by mlb18
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Sore cat??

Phoned the specialist vet in my area that could do the surgery for price and to find out more about the surgery and been advised against it due to the fact that it is more likely to cause more arthritic problems etc
by mlb18
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Sore cat??

Oh sorry read the reply above yours and got a bit mixed up. Yeah going to look into supplements for mine.Hope Lucy is ok. Been recommended yumove will need to try that. Definitely don't think mine could handle cage rest. She is used to being let in and out all day and most of the night whenever she ...
by mlb18
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Sore cat??

booktigger wrote:We suspect Lucy has luxating patellas, but also hip dysplasia, we operated on her hips but the knee is a more complex recovery.
Forgot to ask.....How is your dog getting on without surgery..?? Does she seem to be sore or manage ok..??
by mlb18
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Sore cat??

Yeah definitely need to get weight off her. Luckily she isn't much of a jumper/climber, always been the same so not sure if it's related to her problem so have had little tables/stools that she can jump onto to get onto windowsills and cat trees etc She has enough metacam to last a month to see how ...
by mlb18
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Sore cat??

Been to vets today. Vet felt her back legs and pretty much straight away felt that her knee caps were popping in and out of place which could cause secondary arthritis. To give metacam for a month but she might need surgery which would need to be done at a specialist vets so would cost thousands. An...
by mlb18
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Sore cat??

Could see about trying her with more medication for inflammation before x-rays see how she gets on. No, never hear of it. Not offended at all. I know she is too heavy (a little over 5kg) been playing with her with toys more to get her moving. Have also only been giving her half a pouch of wet food a...
by mlb18
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Sore cat??

**VIDEO BELOW** Looking for opinions before she goes to the vets.My 8 year old cat has been to the vets a few times within the past 2 years over lameness problems. Vet never feels any heat, inflammation etc When I first noticed, she was really bad and she did used to hold her right paw up at times s...