TRIPAWDS: Home to 20483 Members and 2012 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG

Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat

Tripawds is the place to learn how to care for a three legged dog or cat, with answers about dog leg amputation, and cat amputation recovery from many years of member experiences.
JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Tripawds Community

Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Live Chat and much more!

REGISTER   |   LOG IN

Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
Nerve cramps? Tripawd cat gets episodes.
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Member Since:
24 April 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
24 April 2020 - 8:23 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hello! I am new to this forum. I have a tripawd cat for about 3 years now. Ever since we got her she would get weird cramps every once in a while. She starts meowing constantly unless she is sleeping and it's not a normal meow. She then is constantly rolling around to get this so called "cramp" undone. She licks a certain spot on her side where her leg was amputated. This goes away after about a week, but I have no clue what it is from. Is she pinching a nerve by jumping a certain way every once in a while? I need some advice. Thanks.

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
24 April 2020 - 11:09 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi there, thanks for registering as a member, your future posts won't need approval so post away. What's your cat's name? And how often do the episodes happen and how long do they last each time?

I'll let our Fairy Vet Mother share her expertise but for now I'm curious, do you know if she had any kind pain management after her amputation surgery? Specifically, Gabapentin, a nerve calming drug that minimizes the risk of phantom pain after amputation. 

Phantom pain does happen to some Tripawds but this far out of surgery I'm wondering if it could be something else. Dr. Pam will have some insight. In the meantime I"ll refer you to our Tripawds Rehab Reimbursement program. If you take your kitty to a rehabilitation therapist who can probably help figure this out, the Tripawds Foundation may pay for your first rehab visit . Click on the link for details.

Hang tight, Dr. Pam will be around soon!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet


Member Since:
22 August 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
25 April 2020 - 7:39 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

That is a long time post-op for routine phantom pain . More likely she might have a neuroma or bunch of nerves that flare up from time to time.  I would ask your vet about gabapentin.  If the leg was amputated due to cancer then it is also possible that it is returning at the incision site.

Pam

Member Since:
24 April 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
25 April 2020 - 3:09 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

My cats name is Cally. The episodes usually last for a week and happen maybe once a month. I am unsure of the pain medications she had because of how we "adopted" her. She was a stray that hung around our house and then she disappeared. She reportedly got hit by a car after chasing a bird. Somehow someone down the road found her and got her leg amputated (back left leg) and payed for it. Then she realized for couldn't keep her because of her big dogs and got a hold of us somehow. Now we have her haha. We have no clue what vet she even went to.

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 63
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1200
Members: 15394
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17672
Posts: 245969
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG