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Feature January 2015 Issue

Diagnosis: Patellar Luxation

Limping and lameness in your cat may be caused by this knee problem, which can target cats at any age. However, surgery is an effective treatment.

Anyone who has watched a cat use his strong legs to leap into the air or climb a tree can attest to their extraordinary athletic ability. But what happens if a catís joints ó specifically the knees ó do not function properly? This is the case for cats with patellar luxation, or dislocated kneecaps.

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