Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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20 December 2021
My boy Uno who is just over a year old got hit by a vehicle we are assuming. He showed up at home with road rash and a leg that needed to be amputated. Other than that they said he looks okay. He got hit hard and he is lucky to be alive. Both cats are strictly indoor now. Anyways is has been a few months and he is still having issues with urinary incontinence and blood in urine. The vet says they think it will heal in its own time but I am just concerned. So I am here asking if anyone else has dealt with this issue. He seems to have ti use the bathroom ALOT but very little comes out. Maybe a few teaspoons. Should I consider putting a diaper on him? When he is laying down at the window and gets up he sometimes has dribble spots. What diaper would we go for with having 3 legs?
24 September 2009
Hi and welcome to you and Uno. We are so glad he survived that terrible accident! What a strong boy.
Hmmm. I would post this question in Ask a Vet. Our Fairy Vet Mother Dr. Pam will have some better insight than I can offer.
What I can tell you from a pet parent perspective this: if my gut instinct says there might be something more going on, I would seek out a second opinion. Especially after a car accident, even if it has been a few months. But see what she says OK?
P.S. I'm so glad he's indoor with his buddy now. Have you seen Catios? They are so amazing to help give outdoor kitties all the fresh air and scenery they want while keeping them safe.
11 July 2016
Ditto follow your instincts; you are right to be questioning and concerned! Blood in the urine is never normal & even more dangerous in male cats and the signs you describe! Please do post in the ask the vet forum! She will want to know if they have tested or treated him what diagnostics have been done, if any. Etc. Any details, the better.
If possible, find a cat-friendly practice; they will indeed have answers and help. Our clinic is a gold feline-only practice and aaha accredited.
I can't begin to tell you all the differences between a general vet practice and a feline-only practice. Here is where you can locate one
I wish we had made the switch years before! The care, experience, and compassion are no comparison to what we had. . They are a godsend to our two cats and us!
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