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Feature February 2014 Issue

Limb Amputation in Cats

Experts recommend that cats who have undergone limb amputations be kept permanently indoors for their safety.

Limb Amputation in Cats

Most cats who have a leg surgically removed are likely to do just fine. Here’s what you should know about this life-saving procedure.

A frightening occurrence: A cat darts into the street near his owner’s home and is struck by an oncoming car. One or more of the bones in one leg are severely broken, and a quick trip to the nearest veterinary clinic yields some very disturbing news. The fractured limb is beyond surgical repair, and the cat’s owners are faced with a limited set of options: Either the traumatized cat should be euthanized, the veterinarian tells…

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