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..
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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