General information on Limping
Limping is a common sign of muscle or nerve damage and indicates pain or weakness in the leg. It may also be caused by infections, wounds and bites.
Symptoms of Limping
Observing the cat will help to determine the leg involved. Symptoms may involve taking the weight off the painful leg when it is standing, taking shorter steps on the involved leg, the cat's head may drop when weight comes down the painful leg, when applying pressure to specific areas of the leg the cat may resist touch. There may be swelling, fever, the skin may feel warm and appear red.
Treatments for Limping
It's important to take your cat to the vet if you observe limping. Limping may be an indication of several underlying causes. Your vet can determine the problem and treat your cat accordingly.
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