Cat-astrophic explosion.

KS55

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Our cat came home the other day with an injured front leg. The vet sent him to the animal hospital. The xray puzzled them: his 'elbow' had apparently exploded. Off to specialist orthopaedic surgeon. Hmmm....Not normal. Full body scan revealed lesions throughout his body. The conclusion was that a tumour had grown inside the joint and exploded it from within.
Treatment was amputation of the leg and further investigation of the lesions by a cat oncologist. We await his three legged return on Friday. Poor old pussy. Meanwhile vets fees are racking up. Estimate is £7k. Petplan will cover £5k. Geez, he's just a cat!
Any hints on looking after a three legged cancerous cat??
 

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He will cope fine on three legs, after a few weeks you wont even notice it, neither will he, the rest no idea but good luck
 

KS55

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Apologies to mods, I didn't notice the thread 'cat advice'. Move this if you wish.
 

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Cats have a very adapt or die mentality.. He'll require nothing more from you than he did with all his legs
 
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My eldest daughter has a 3 legged cat, it seems fine but granted it is a ' house cat ' don't know if that's by choice though. For that kind of money I think I'd do the decent thing.......if it's cancer you dont know where it will end unfortunately. I think cats are brilliant btw. ( until they shit on my lawn.)
 

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Sorry to hear about your Cat mate, as others have said Cats are adaptable if nothing else.
 

KS55

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My eldest daughter has a 3 legged cat, it seems fine but granted it is a ' house cat ' don't know if that's by choice though. For that kind of money I think I'd do the decent thing.......if it's cancer you dont know where it will end unfortunately. I think cats are brilliant btw. ( until they shit on my lawn.)
It did occur to me that, if the cancer turns out to be aggressive, we'd have to put him down soon, and the cost of the surgery would just be dead money. Oh.....
 

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