- Dec 5, 2017
- United States
This occurred in a tiny town (country farm vet only) and long ago. The attending vet transported him for me to a larger facility to help. I had dozens of rescue ferals from a colony at that time that all had Felv so I had my hands full and left the details to be handled by the attending. Hip Dysplasia was all that was related back to me. I was told that the other hip should be watched. At a later check I was told that there seemed to be some decline in the other hip but minor. When I first saw this kitty laying down and unable to use that leg, I assumed he had been injured by something or someone. Apparently it is genetic malformation. This cat came into the picture when I was about four years into the Felv colony and almost all died over a six year span but four cats did not test positive and survived, including him. I do wonder is something is related to disease that is unknown which is why I am appreciative of reading here. After twenty years of colony cats, I am always learning from others. One of the Felv positive cats is still with me. One older cat had a dislocated hip as well but was also active Felv and passed away. Is there a connection to the two genetically? IDK. Lots of questions and few answers. Lol I watch and hope he never has any other hip issues besides the arthritis type symptoms and some xrays that show a bit of bone loss. One other cat had hip surgery but that was due to injury. I’m just grateful that the two that had surgery did very well. Over twenty years and about 300 Cats being rescued I still wonder. I still learn.