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Wed, Jan 10, 2024

my kitten back legs haven't been working she been crying everytime she walks and is doing something weird with her back legs


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The symptoms you're describing could be indicative of a range of issues, from trauma or injury to the legs or spine, to congenital problems that may have only become apparent as your kitten grows. Other possibilities include neurological disorders, infections, or even reactions to parasites or toxins.

At home, minimize the need for her to move around too much. You can provide food and water close by, and a litter box with low sides for easy access.

First, inspect your pet's painful area. Check your pet's joints and bones(especially the patellar) If your pet's joints are swollen and hot, it can be a ligament injury or a fracture. In this case, you should visit a nearby vet for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

If there is no abnormality in the range of joint movement of your pet, and there is no doubt of a fracture, it may be a simple sprain.

For the first two to three days, massage the area with an ice pack, and if the symptoms improve, massage the joints or muscles with a warm towel afterward.

It is best to take her to the hospital if possible to determine her exact condition.

While waiting for your appointment, keep your kitten warm and calm, and avoid any unnecessary handling that could cause pain or further injury.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.