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21 October 2023 - 11:02 am
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Amputation on Senior Kitties 11 years old & up - forum posts and blogs are listed.

We sincerely apologize if you have a senior cat and we missed your post or blog. We did our best by memory and searching if there was no age provided it’s not included. If you know of any we missed, please post below.

If you’re new here with a Senior cat. Please add your forum link post and or blog here. Please add the age of amputation if it’s not in your forum title. I put the age in (Green)

It will help other members in the future. We appreciate it!!!

Amputation on a Very Old Cat


11 y/o kitty diagnosed w/fibrosarcoma (injection site) (11)

Freak out / panic attacks post surgery (11)

Anything I need to get for pre/post amputation surgery for cat? (11)

Cat - over a month after amputation (11)

Izzy's tale continues (aka Izzy's tale of seven toes) (11)

Help! I've been told that my cat needs to have her rear leg amputated (11)

11 yr old cat, diagnosed with sarcoma in front leg, need advice (11)

2 weeks post op and still frightened of everything. (11)

Am I making the right decision to amputate limb on overweight older cat (11)

Recovery Tips for Senior Cat Cindy? (11)

Surgery today 5/5/2021 (11)

11 year old cat 2 weeks post surgery questions (11)

Large Cell and Small Cell Gastrointestinal Lymphoma - Cat (11)

One week till surgery! (11)

Help for a newly front right leg amputation for a large long haired part-maincoon 11 yr old kitty. (11)

Maceo Cat's Cancer Journey (Blog) (11)

Post-amputation biopsy revealed that tumor was lymphoma, not osteosarcoma (12)

12 year old cat - too old for amputation? (12)

New tripawd kitty mom - mostly looking for cone/e-collar and stair blocking recommendations (12)

Patient with no litter box (12)

12yr old cat - forelimb amputation (12)

Binx Day Zero. He's probably fine. I'm not. (12)

Cat amputation recovery question - muscle spasms? (12)

About to bring home my recent tripawd (12)

6 week post front leg amputee (12)

My senior cat is undergoing amputation surgery in 2 days. In need of help and answers! (12)

A New Member of the Club Looking for Support - Cat Soft Tissue Feline Sarcoma Tripawd-to-be (12)

Hind Leg Amputation with no overnight stay (12)

Last night was terrible, cat freaking out (12)

12 YO Cat with Osteosarcoma, Phantom Pain: Help! (12)

Henry Blue Eyes - A THREE LEGGED CAT BLOG (12)

My 12 YO cat Rudy is Having His Front Leg Amputated Today (12)

Soft tissue sarcoma and amputation (12)

One-Eyed Jack intro - Surgery in 2 Days (12)

Bone Cancer Diagnosis for our Beloved Cat.....(12)

Leg amputation due to VAS; metastisis to lung + SRT ?(12)

Older indoor shy cat, amputation likely, overwhelmed and need advice... (12)

Recovery is rough. (12)

Newbie here! Cat recovery  (12)


Midnight: 13 y.o. cat rear leg amputation, vaccine fibrosarcoma (13)

Midnight’s Amputation (Blog) (13)

Rocky's Recovery and question about stretching (13)

13 Year Old Cat Amputation Decision (13)

Tuxedo's 13 Birthday Celebration :-/ (13)

My beloved cat needs amputation and I'd appreciate guidance (13)

Sky Blue's Journey into Tripaw (13)

Feeling awful for my cat who's just come home after amputation - Need some support (13)

First Day Post Op Lounging in Litterbox (13)

Quality of life for a 13 year old Devon Rev Cat with suspected Osteosarcoma (13)

Fear in cats with recent amputation (13)

Will My Senior Cat Still Be Able to Jump?  (13)

Seeking advice to help my 13 yr old cat 2.5 wk post op recovery (13)

Feeling like a paranoid idiot calling vet so soon. (13)

Our Jimmi, 14 year old cat with Osteosarcoma and pulmonary MTS (14)

FHO surgery for tripawd cat? (14)

Kitty with nerve sheath tumor having partial amputation.  Anyone have experience with this? (14)

My kitty is likely to be entering the Tripawds community soon. 14 accident (14)

Pkitty Catnanigans (Blog) (14)

My kitty is likely to be entering the Tripawds community soon (14)

Sky Blue - 1 year later (14)

My tiger - only option: amputation – Worried (14)

Decision to amputate?... 14 y/o kitty with fibrosarcoma (14)

Recurring soft-tissue sarcoma in 14 yo cat - vet says to amputate (14)

New front leg amputee 14-year old cat will not urinate (14)

Kender’s Tripawd Journey  (Blog) (14)

Cajun Kitty  (Blog) (14)

Long overdue update on three legged kitty, Jerry (14.5)

Cannot find relief for this post amputation problem! Need help! (14.5)

Seamus has joined the club. 14 ½ (14.5)


Snuggles 15 days post surgery he gets weird attacks (15)

Deciding on Amputation for 15-yr old cat Squamous Cell Carcinoma (15)

15 yo cat Lynx - front limb amputation tomorrow (15)

15 yo cat - amputate or put to sleep (15)

Senior cat amputee (15)

More post amp after care issues for Jerry (15 year old cat) (15)

9 months post amputation update - Tripawd Cat Jerry (15)

Squamous Cell Carcinoma on back left left leg (15)

Maxmoose  (Blog) Journey of Max as a senior tripawd (osteosarcoma) (15)

Amputation Surgery for Suspected Lymphangiosarcoma (15)

Helping a fifteen year old cat recover (cancer, right foreleg) (15)

UPDATES ON LUANNE, A TRIPAWD KITTY - (Blog) Just a chill cat who lost a foreleg at fifteen (15)

When to start introducing stairs? (15)

Newbie to community: Bailey the 15 yr old VAS survivor kitty (15)

The stumbly tale of a rockin’ old cat (Blog)(15)

Kanaka (Blog) (15)

Little Miss and her Three Legs (Blog) (15)

Recommend to Amputate or Not? (15)

Tips on how to prepare (mentally/physically) for my kitty's amputation? (15)

Recent diagnosis, facing front leg amputation recommendation, (15)

15 Year Old Cat w/ a Sarcoma (15)

whether to amputate 15 yr old cats leg? (15)

My senior cat, Jolie has osteosarcoma: looking for advice (15)

16 year old kitty in terrible pain awaiting amputation (16)

Scout's Tripawd Experience  (Blog) (16)

Resources for deciding? 16 year old cat (16)

16 year old cat post-amputation  (16)

Front-Leg amputee cat with mysterious wound (16)

Litterbox Woes (16)

Possible amputation for 16 year old cat (16)

16 yr old feline amputation due to being hit by a car, advice? (16)

Large cat mobility minus back leg (16)

Nini Love - (Blog) A senior cat’s journey of amputation (16)

Lameness in remaining leg - senior rear amputee cat (16)

bringing home Tristan today (16 yo, rear amputation) (16)

16 year cat amputee (16)

Sweet Pea  (blog) (16)

thoughts on long-term effects of Miralax and Gabapentin (16)

GeriatricGinger (blog) (16)

Possible cancerous mass in 16 1/2 y.o. hyperthyroid cat- worried about anesthesia for biopsy (16.5)

One week post op (16.5)

Newly tripod 16 year old! (16.5)

One Year Later - Front Leg Amputation; Elderly Cat (16-17)

17 yr old bullied by younger ca(17)

They want to amputate, im scared (17)

Cat - Yowling after amputation (17)

17 Year Old Cat Rear Limb Amputation/Hemipelvectomy - Possible Injection Site Sarcoma (17)

New senior cat amputee (17+)

17 yr old getting Leg Amputated _tomorrow_.(17)

Freya's tale (Blog) -Our journey starts with a single step on three legs (18 last post)

Tabby's recovery is not going well (18)

Second thoughts on amputating Tabby's leg (18)


Pittens  (Blog) (18)

our 18 y/o kitty's tripawd journey (18)

need help (18)

18 y/o Strummer amputation advice pretty please (18)

New Tripawd kitty and struggling (18)

Stanley – Senior Cat with Soft Tissue Sarcoma  (Blog) (18)

So grateful to have found this group - Freddy - 18 yo Cat (18)

19yo Kitty; Rear Leg Amp.; Two Days Post-Op; Incontinence Questions (19)


New tripod mom to a very old cat. (20)

20 year old cat, round cell tumor back leg, amputation or euthanasia? (20)

Elderly cat going in for hind leg amputation tomorrow. Kindly ask for advice or words of encouragement(20)

Feeling lost. Amputation on very old cat? (20)

20 year old cat new tripawd (20)

Senior amputation (20)

THE GRANDE DAME  (Blog) 22 years old & newly tripawed! (22)

22 years old but newly tripod: 7 days out (22)

23 Yrs Old, Amputation in the AM ( 23)


*Updated 03/01/24*

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WOW! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

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HOLLY! This is amazing!!!! Thank you for this! You are so awesome!!! 😀😀😀


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You are both very welcome. We needed this all-in-one as a resource for other senior members.

(Samantha, you reminded me. I had this started years ago.)  So, Thank YOU. It is now up here.

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