What would it mean to you if you knew that your kitty is going to require an amp

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  1. unvrso profile image90
    unvrsoposted 4 years ago

    What would it mean to you if you knew that your kitty is going to require an amputation of one extre

    How do society reacts when they see a cat with an amputated extremity?

  2. Anna C Taylor profile image87
    Anna C Taylorposted 4 years ago

    I have a three legged cat- I adopted her that way.

    Honestly cat's are pretty tenacious. She lost her limb at one year old and within a month of losing the limb she was just as agile, fast, and capable of any four-legged cat. In fact we often forget that she only has three legs until someone says something along the lines of "oh no she's limping!" and then we remember...

    Overall if losing a limb is what it takes to save your cat do it. They bounce back fast.

    Society seems to have plenty of love for disabled animals - everyone loves the underdog.

    1. unvrso profile image90
      unvrsoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It comforts me to know that there is people with enough love in them so as to adopt animals with an amputated limb. They phoned me yesterday telling me that it would go on surgery today, so, by now, it should be recovering and in three or some days t

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image94
    cat on a soapboxposted 4 years ago

    I agree w/ Anna that animals readily adapt to disability if allowed to do so. I am a animal lover to the core and would never shun any creature w/ a disability. As for society's acceptance, some people would and others would not.  If I found out my pet needed an amputation, I'd get as much information as possible regarding risk and prognosis. If it was a removal due to trauma, I wouldn't hesitate. However, I wouldn't put a pet through any painful or traumatic ordeal for my own satisfaction. If my cat had a sarcoma and was hopelessly suffering, I'd let her go rather than put her through the misery of an amputation even if it broke my heart sad
    I wish you and your cat all of the best. You must have a good heart.

    1. unvrso profile image90
      unvrsoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I adopted this kitty while living in a rural area in Mexico. This kitty and two dogs that I had, but that unfortunately I lost, have been the only company there. The accident of the kitty has touched me, I think, as if it had happened to a being of m

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    We have a good friend who is a veterinarian. She has had a few three legged cats and dogs of her own. They are good advertisements for the fact that these animals adapt well to their new status and can be as happy and healthy as any other pet. As to how other people react-- that's up to them. Most seem curious and sympathetic, but are glad to see how "normal" they are.

    1. unvrso profile image90
      unvrsoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the information. My kitty has already gone through surgery and they say it´s doing well.


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