Cat Bone Fracture

We will be able to confirm or exclude for sure even if we don’t have an x-ray machine. To start, first carefully feel the healthy bone; that way you can feel the shape and size of the long bones. Those same bone characteristics should be the same in the suspicious leg. Any unusual movement will be an indication of fracture. If we do it carefully, it will only demonstrate certain pain. 

They are caused by car accidents, blows with sticks or stones, mantraps or other violent accidents. By no means are excluded when cats fall down out of a balcony or fall from a tree. Any fracture has to be check out by a veterinarian. In general a rod is preferred to a plaster, made of a light plastic. The veterinarian might suggest amputation in some disregarded fractures. Capable cats will start walking after on three legs with looseness and will be able to enjoy life. 

Twisting and contusions 
People who practice sports, especial skiers know this well; a clean fracture produces fewer problems and heals a lot faster than a ridiculous twist. Because of it, the degree of paralyzation will allows us to determine the importance of the injury with absolute safety. 

There is no fracture? In such cases, start by pressing with you thumb and index finger the good leg and then the paralyzed one. You have to start with the good leg, so cats can get accustomed to pressure. At first, it will shake because it will get scared. Later, only when pressuring the bad leg, you will be surprised the strength you have to put so they can react. Please, do not be disillusioned: if there is no external injury; I will advice to wait. You think about massages, short wave sessions or preparations to relieve the pain? Everything is good, but it is hard to do or use in cats. Cats will lick anything you put on them, also risking being poisoned. Short wave sessions and massages are an excellent treatment, but expensive. Sedatives constitute a temptation that incites not to restrain movement. Intelligent cats apply a more reasonable treatment without the need of any of that: carries progressively the injured leg up to the threshold of pain, what is called in a more elegant way, a motive therapy. 

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