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I my animal broke her leg, Kitten, no right now, no,

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I my animal broke her leg
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Kitten
JA: When did the kitten break her leg? Have you seen a vet yet?
Customer: no right now
JA: Did she bleed at all from the break?
Customer: no
JA: What's the kitten's name?
Customer: sparrow
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Sparrow?
Customer: she’s 3montha months
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
How long is the Wait
Expert:  Virtual-mod replied 16 days ago.
Hello,

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you!
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 16 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Sparrow.

How do you think this happened?

Is her leg swollen and can she put weight on it?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
This morning she has been walking on it but she is limping
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 16 days ago.
Thank you, understood.Do we know what happened to it?
Is it swollen or cut?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

It looks like you may be offline. Without further information or a photo it is difficult for me to provide the best advice but I will certainly try. Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

Kittens often misjudge jumps or fall from furniture and it is not unusual for them to strain muscles.

They can be quite lame but with rest and a little time, most improve quickly.

They should be able to bear some weight and should still be active, playful and happy to eat.

However, if signs are not improving quickly (within a day or two), if they are not bearing weight, if they seem depressed or in pain or if there is visible swelling, then a vet trip is needed.

If concerned, the vet can perform an x-ray to check for any fractures or dislocations.

The vet can also issue some anti inflammatories and pain relief if needed.

At home, encourage strict rest, to avoid excess pressure on her leg.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Any further questions are welcomed.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

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