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My cat Alcott has been limping a little bit lately. It comes and goes, and there's nothing visibily wrong with his leg, nor does he wince or scramble away when I touch or massage it, so I don't think it's a broken bone. I'm obviously going to ask the vet about this this coming week when I take him in for his neuter (I'm trying to really get everything I can out of that one office visit fee), but is there anything I can do for him in the meantime? I know cats are stoic, but it really doesn't seem to bother him other than the limp- he plays as hard as ever with my other cat. I wonder if maybe he just pulled a muscle...his old home didn't have stairs and as soon as he got here his favorite game became running up and down mine.
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My 1 1/2 year old cat starting limping only occassionally but still played and I found nothing wrong. Then there were days she would limp and days she wouldn't. After about 2 weeks of occassionally limping I took her to the vet. This is apparently rare but it does happen so I thought I would share with you - my poor kitty has a genetic disorder called bilateral luxating patellas. It means because of wear and tear her kneecaps slide out of place because the grove they use to be in is not flat and she might have to have surgery!! I've learned, better to be safe than sorry and I now take them to the vet as soon as limping starts with anyone! I would wait it out about 3 days and if no better get the kitty checked out.
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does your cat go outdoors?
If so, might have a puncture wound that is too small to see easily.
(I guess you could get one indoors too. Hmm.)
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No, he's just indoors, but with the way they play I can see that happening....
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