This might be too tough for an email question, but my cat has a broken hip. The vet has advised that surgery is probably not needed, and to keep him in a large dog kennel to keep him still. He went sort of crazy in it, and that didn’t seem helpful. So now he’s loose. He walks a little, but mostly lies still. He does go to the bathroom, and is eating and drinking.
But he walks with difficulty, and has (viewed from above) sort of an S curve in his spine. I don’t know if this is just from the effort of compensating or something else. Also, there is a bump on one side of his hip, sort of a protruberance, the vet didn’t comment on this.
Can you say anything about this condition, about surgery, or about healing hips in general? And even though he’s so unhappy about the kennel, is the walking bad for him? Tom
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. It is difficult to address your cat’s condition without both seeing the cat and the x-rays. If he can get around well and is urinating and defecating without problems then that should be ok.
To have all of your questions addressed, I highly recommend seeking a second opinion of a vet that will review the x-rays with you. If he doesn’t have a fracture in his back, he may be a great candidate for a chiropractic adjustment to help with the healing process. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM,CVA