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post #1 of 16
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Yesterday, my cat had his leg amputated. It's fur has been shaved off around the leg area from the operation. Does anyone know how long it will take to get his fur back and will his stitches need to be taken out?
post #2 of 16
Fur will start regrowing before the scabbing even starts to fall away.
As for the stitches, your vet should have answered that before you brought your cat back home, a quick call should be able to answer that one.
Really depends on the stitch type they used, I doubt they'd use disolving on an amputation.

My little kitten had an eye removed 2 weeks ago, her stitches had to be removed, but she healed so well that they were taken out a week early, and she already has a good covering of peach fuzz there now.
post #3 of 16
I am go sorry about your kitty's leg but I have heard that they do just find with 3 legs.
I don't have an answer to your question but I will be praying that your furbaby heals with no problems.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by xocats
I am go sorry about your kitty's leg but I have heard that they do just find with 3 legs.
I don't have an answer to your question but I will be praying that your furbaby heals with no problems.
I hope your little sweetie adjusts quickly.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your kind thoughts. He will be going for a check up tomorrow!
post #6 of 16
After your furbaby sees the vet tomorrow...please update us on his progress.

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Originally Posted by ricky trigg
Thank you for your kind thoughts. He will be going for a check up tomorrow!
post #7 of 16
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He is fine. His stitches can come out in a week and he can wander around the house. He is coping really well and has got his balance well!
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by ricky trigg
He is fine. His stitches can come out in a week and he can wander around the house. He is coping really well and has got his balance well!
Thats great news So happy to hear he is doing better
post #9 of 16
Aw poor kitty Im glad to hear he's doing well with it! If you don't mind me asking.. what happened that he had to have it removed?
post #10 of 16
Prayers being sent for the sweet furry! keep us posted
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your kind wishes. He was involved in car accident which detached the leg from the pelvis!
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Unfortunately, Mikey has now passed away.

It was a very unexpected occurance but he has been through such a lot recently and it is nice to think that he is now resting.

The vets are looking into his death.
post #13 of 16
I am so sorry, after all you did to try and save him. Maybe he had some other internal injury that didn't show up immediately? It is always such a shock when things don't go as expected. Please accept my condolences.
post #14 of 16
omg im so sorry to hear this You'll be in my thoughts.. :hug:
post #15 of 16
I sorry to read about his accident and his passing. I had a cat last yr who had a leg amputated but passed away a couple of months later due to FELv and really bad case of worms. I think while the amputation goes well the stress on the body caused other problems.
post #16 of 16
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Thankyou for your lovely replies and for sharing your sad experiences too!
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