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Luxating patella

kicis92

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Hi! Have any of you dealt with luxating patella? My boy injured his leg when jumped down the furniture and now his knee is luxating. Visited vet, prescribed glucosamine Glyco Flex 3 and Evaxia and Oleoderm fish oil. Almost 2 weeks gone and he is still limping. Visited another vet who is surgeon, he told that it is stage 3 of luxating patella for right leg and 1 stage for the left leg and said that he reccomends to do surgery. We agreed that we will wait 1 month and then deside what to do. I hope his knee will heal itself, because I don't want to do surgery, because Dorro is exteamly active cat and it would be soooo hard to keep him calm after the surgery. He would lick stiches and would like to run and I would need to keep him in cage for days where he would suffer mentally I think. Any advices? Have any of you done surgery like that? How was recovery process? Or knee healed by itself? Right know I'm giving him relaxing pills because he runs and jumps as usually and knee wont heal in that way. I'm praying God to heal his knee, I love my cat so much and hope to get him well without cutting knee.
 

Catzzzmeow

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Our youngest does. We are in a watch and see mode. Our vet recommended we see if it stays the same or gets worse. We have seen less issues than when he was a crazy kitten. Every once in a while we would see him jump and then hold it in the air oddly. The vet said that if it becomes worse as he ages then he would send us specialist for surgery. For now we feel comfortable our boy is not in pain. We also know to be sure we monitor his weight so as not to put any unneeded stress on it. @kicis92
 

Sheldon13

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I had an old country vet do the surgery on my childhood dog. It was basically a hole drilled in the patella and a string connecting it to the socket to keep it in place. Don’t know if the surgery is still done that way as it was 20 years ago. But it lasted the rest of his lifetime and really improved his quality of life. He was able to get around normally after whereas before the surgery he had been limping everywhere.


Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
 

Yoda mom

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((hugs)) and positive vibes.. each patella luxation is different. my bengal had one for 16 years. never worsened, it was low grade when he was about 2 years old. surgery was not suggested for his individual case. vet told me to monitor and go from there.

I would not play catch in the air and jump playing with toys. we did floor playing and not for lengthy times. when it bothered him, I would catch him stretching out his back leg for about 1-5 seconds, barely noticeable, as if to roll it back in place. positive vibes for your baby, keep us updated
 
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