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Limb Amptuation in Cats: An Overview
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9 July 2016 - 5:04 pm
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There aren't too many of these articles out there so I wanted to share this excellent one with everyone:

Limb Amputation in Cats: Overview of Feline Limb Amputations

Cats function exceptionally well on three legs and are able to run, walk, and play without pain or discomfort. Cats do not suffer the psychological distress of losing a limb the same way a human does. The primary purpose of the limb is in movement. Because cats do not need to perform fine motor skills they easily adapt to having only three legs.

Amputation can be performed on animals of all ages and breeds. Some older animals may take a little longer to adapt to life on three legs, depending on the underlying reason for the amputation.

Amputation may be recommended to treat:.... READ MORE

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Great reference for our kitty members who, unfortunately, seem to be increasing here.

Such an informative website! Thanks!heart

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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