Partially ruptured achilles tendon

(4 Posts)
CrazyOldCatLady Sat 26-Apr-14 11:37:31

Anyone any experience of this? The vet is going to splint it and see if it improves on its own. She says she's never seen this is a cat and isn't in favour of surgery as the skin is very tight and she thinks it would be hard to get sutures to stay in.

I've looked online and apparently surgery is generally seen as the preferred option, though horribly expensive (way more than we could reasonably afford, in all honesty) and that the alternative would be amputation.

I'm thinking it might be time for a second opinion?

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 26-Apr-14 13:09:00

Have splinted and done surgery. Both ways have worked well in my hands.

CrazyOldCatLady Sat 26-Apr-14 13:31:52

That's great about the splinting. How long would she be likely to have it for? (DH had her at the vet's while I stayed at home with the sleeping kids so I have lots of unanswered questions!)

cozietoesie Sat 26-Apr-14 13:43:47

Would cage rest be required, Lone?

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