my cat is limping for no reason

my cat has slept nearly all day today but when he woke up he was suddenly limping on his front left leg. i took him downstairs to use his litter tray, which he did and he also ate a little bit too so he hasn't lost his appetite and he walked back upstairs on his own, but is still limping. i have felt his leg and hip but it feels normal and he doens't cry when you touch it, i was just wondering if anyone could tell me what could be wrong..


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Hi
Well he may have slept awkwardly and trapped a nerve which could cause a temporary limp.

the other possibility is that he may have been bitten or stung and the joint may be sore. Have you checked his paw to make sure there is nothing stuck in it?

My cat recently had a bad limp. It turned out that he had twisted funny and this caused pain up in his shoulder. The vet was the only person who could discover this as there were no visible signs of injury. the vet had to manipulate the leg to discover which part was actually hurting. He needed anti inflammatory and pain killers and it took about 10 days before he stopped limping.

See how he is over the next day if he continues to limp then a trip to the vets may be in order.

best wishes kate

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by: Dad

We have pretty much an identical situation as the original description, but it is all four of our ten week old kittens.

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Abscess
by: Anonymous

don't know how old this post is, but my 3 yr old cat was the same way, kept limping on his front right paw, and it just so happened when I was on sick leave and waiting for EI. About 2 weeks later an internal abscess (no lump before hand, or any sign whatsoever) ruptured (again couldn't take him to the vet) I put compresses on it and kept it clean and it went away on it's own (healthy cats can be fighters) a couple weeks later he limped again and another one an inch down ruptured but by that time I was working again so took him in to the vet, she gave him an antibiotic injection and honestly ever since he's been kitten like (never, ever seen him like that playfull, especially with my other cats)

thank you
by: gizmo

thank you very much for your reply, much appreciated as i am a very big worrier, cant see it have being a bite as he spent all day inside and hadn't ventured outside for over 14hours before he started limping. have checked, as much as he'll let me for cuts and blood or anything stuck but cannot find anything, but will check again if he'll let me. cannot thank you enough for replying.

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