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Helen Miles
April 11th 06, 12:23 AM
My cat Pandora has either torn or ruptured her cruciate ligament in her
left hind leg. The vet has advised a period of rest to be re-assessed in
6-8 weeks, but in the meantime is there anything I can do to help her
heal and so try and prevent surgery?

Cheers
Helen M


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Spot
April 11th 06, 03:06 AM
As far as I know the only fix for a torn or ruptured cruciate ligament is
surgery. I personally would take the cat to an orthopedic vet and have her
examined and get a definate answer on if it's torn or not. If it is not
torn then restricting activity (no jumping) should heal it, but if it is
torn the longer you wait to fix it the worse it could get.

Celeste

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> My cat Pandora has either torn or ruptured her cruciate ligament in her
> left hind leg. The vet has advised a period of rest to be re-assessed in
> 6-8 weeks, but in the meantime is there anything I can do to help her
> heal and so try and prevent surgery?
>
> Cheers
> Helen M
>
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April 11th 06, 11:35 AM
Hi, I would certainly have Pandora checked with a vet who specialises
in orthopaedics - get the diagnosis right. If you have a kitten pen, or
a dog pen, then you can try and have Pandora in there with her litter
tray. Even if you can do that when you are say out at work (if you do)
- it will help rest the leg. I had a problem years ago with a rescued
kitten, and she spent quite a time in a kitten pen - it healed the leg
(it had been damaged, but our vet couldn't find the cause) - she went
on to have a long and happy limp free life. Hope things work out ok.
Lesley