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Update on apparently stiff back legs/walking oddly

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SunnyAgain Tue 30-Jun-15 20:42:03

The vet looked at our little cat today, and also asked a colleague's opinion. They think the awkward walking is due to a reaction to the suture material used to close the spaying incision, as there was some thickening of the muscle in that area. The vet thinks it's probably pulling a bit when she moves, so we should continue to keep an eye on her, but there doesn't appear to be any other reason for concern, which I am very relieved about.

cozietoesie Tue 30-Jun-15 20:59:09

So the vet is reckoning that it will sort itself out with some more exercise?

SunnyAgain Wed 01-Jul-15 07:51:22

Well she said not to let her be too active, but I think she is moving as much as she wants to, and is scampering about. We are back again in 3 weeks for the booster vaccinations so that will be a chance to check on her progress.

cozietoesie Wed 01-Jul-15 11:31:19

I'll confess that I rather liked Lone's take on what was possibly wrong - I can see the potential for straining a muscle in a cat who was in a confined spot for some time and then had a whoopsy-doo time in a larger and complicated space after coming out of the GA. (It sounds as if your vet wasn't too sure either and was giving you their best thoughts.)

Luckily, I should imagine that the cure is in her own hands whatever the reason - and your vet doesn't seem overly concerned about it - so hopefully it will all ease out.

Good luck to her and let us know how she gets on. smile

SunnyAgain Wed 01-Jul-15 14:51:10

Thank you, she certainly doesn't seem in distress, so hopefully it will resolve itself over time.

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