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How to Tell If Your Cat Is in Pain
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6 February 2017 - 12:16 pm
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You are the best! Thanks for sharing.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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This is great Holly. I would add a some signs that my cats have shown:

  • Urinating in front of me on the couch (urinary tract infection)
  • Not able to jump as high or missing the intended height (likely due to arthritis)
  • Change in gait, such as limping or bunny hopping (cancer tumour on leg)
  • Rapid heart beat (you may only recognize this if you know your cat’s regular heart rate).

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Holly and Kerren, the value you add to this site is magnificent!

And Kerren, the tip to take note of your cat or dog’s heart rate during a refular resting time, so you can make comparisons if need be, is a great idea.

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Hi all.  My cat Chester is facing amputation for osteosarcoma in rear leg.  No definitive diagnosis due to small sample (had to decalify) but both my vet (conservative) and the oncologist feel certain that is the case looking at xrays and with the sudden onset of limping.  But he shows none of the obvious indicators of pain.  Eats well, seeks out attention (maybe more than usual?  With 17 cats sometimes it’s hard to tell).  He is 15 and otherwise healthy.  I am leaning toward amputation to alleviate pain that I assume is there and to make sure it doesn’t spread.  Oncologist said they will do a chest xray before amputation to make sure it hasn’t shown up in lungs, but doesn’t think that’s likely.  Anyone with similar issues?  Thanks!

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29 March 2017 - 3:36 pm
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catlady17 said
he shows none of the obvious indicators of pain…sometimes it’s hard to tell…

Please reviewthis tips for help determining if pets are feeling pain:

Is Your Dog or Cat in Pain? Here’s How to Know the Signs.

Pain Signs in Cats and Dogs: Learn the Symptoms

All Tripawds pain Management Posts

While amputation may not remove the cancer, it will remove the pain.

Best wishes for Chester, please keep us posted. You future forum posts will not require moderation.

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29 March 2017 - 4:47 pm
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Hello and welcome Catlady & Chester
OMC 17 cats Wow!
We are sorry you have to join us and are dealing with Osteosarcoma and possibly Amputation.
Our kitty Purrkins had his front left arm amputated due to a Soft Tissue Sarcoma.
Have you seen this forum?
osteosarcoma in cats
http://tripawds…..a-in-cats/

It has links to Forums and or blogs on kitties with Osteosarcoma. 
I would also ask if it is Vaccine related also. 
Let us know what you decide to do and hoping for clear X-rays!
Hugs,
Holly & Purrkinsheart

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Just wanted to sat THANK YOU! Although my gut instinct ps told me that my JJ was in pain… this post really helped me to score the pain and reinforced my belief. It meant that I could go back to my vets with confidence when asking for additional pain relief as my vet only a few days earlier had very adamantly told me JJ wasn’t in pain. I used this to identify the symptoms and describe these to the vet rather than giving him a neurotic owner description of “I just know he’s in pain.”

Before this I felt like I was possibly imagining it or being too nervous. Going to my vet was daunting as he is the one with the medical qualifications, not me! So I felt whatever he said overruled me. This gave me the information I needed to get JJ what he needed. My gut and this post were right and my boy went from a 4 to a 0 with the pain relief and is doing great! 

So so massive thank you! 

Laura & JJ

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Welcome Laura and JJ, your future posts will not have to wait for approval.

I’m so glad you found this thread helpful- we have some great cat parents here!

Please consider starting your own thread so you can introduce JJ and tell us about his Tripawd journey.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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