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what can i give my cat for leg pain

My cat seems to be limping on the front tight leg. What can i give her for pain?


Asked by Member 812385 on Mar 7th 2009 Tagged painmed, asprin, motrin in Other Kittens
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Mr. Fez (Angel Dreamboat #25)

You need to have your cat examined by a vet to determine what is wrong with her leg so she can get the right treatment and meds. OTC products for people could kill her. Please have your cat seen by a vet ASAP.


Mr. Fez (Angel Dreamboat #25) answered on 3/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Tabby

You have not provided any other information about your cat. Cats are very good at hiding pain if at all they have any. If your cat is just limping there can be a lot of reasons to it. If she is an outdoor cat (or both in/out) she might have been injured on her front paw or limb. If she is not well groomed, lets say claws are not trimmed that can cause this as well. Considering the weather recently (am assuming USA) due to recent snow, she could have walked on salt/other harsh chemicals.It can be stroke/ tumor/ arthiritis or any other medical cause.Limping may be associated with a traumatic event, such as being hit by a car, or it may develop gradually, as in a bone tumor in an affected leg. So as the other poster said you need to take her to the Vet, but ensure you check her paws and leg completely to ensure its nothing unusual and Dont medicate her on your own unless you are a VET yourself.
we are not Drs, we can only suggest options. A vet visit is needed to ensure she is OK.


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Belle

You really need to take your cat to the vet. If you just treat the pain without treating the cause, then the leg could get worse and your cat could develop a permanent limp. Your vet will also be able to give you appropriate pain treatment as well.


Belle answered on 3/9/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer