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Feature July 2016 Issue

Understanding Feline Leg Amputation

For most cats, there is a relatively short period of time before adapting to life on three legs. For safety’s sake, it’s best to keep her indoors from that point on.

Understanding Feline Leg Amputation

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

Consider this 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 upsetting news. The fractured limb is beyond surgical repair, and the cat’s owners are faced with a limited set of options as explained by the veterinarian: Either the injured cat…

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