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Front or back leg? And at what location on the leg?
How many days ago did this happen? Did the appetite just stop today or has it been decreasing for days?
What have you been offering to feed and to drink as of now?
Have the stools been getting firmer also?
Many times we can have pain which can affect the bowel movements, Tralieve is a pain medication that may also affect GI motility too. It may slow it down, we may get a little constipated from this. A combination of the the pain and the medication may be decreasing our appetite. In this case I would recommend to vary the diet with : milk , yogurt, tuna, tuna juice, canned cat food with gravy, hamburger, chicken, fish, or turkey to start with .
How long were we at the clinic and when did we return home also?
That milk will be fine, it will get energy and liquid into the system to prevent dehydration, also if we had any constipation starting in, the dairy will help with that also. You can always pick up some vanilla yogurt, this will work better than the fruit based yogurt.
After all of that activity, constipation can happen and decreae appetite and the urge to sleep more and to be tired also today. There is also a product called Laxatone or Laxaire that comes in a tube like toothpaste you can get it at a pet store. It helps with constipation too. However I find dairy works just as well or better and they enjoy it and take it better.. We can leave this question open for 5 days in the event anything changes along the way.
If she is not drinking as much, she also will not urinate as much, also since the leg works differently now with the fracture, that will also affect the bathroom behavior I have found also.
Right now you need to focus on giving her the medications, helping her to walk and to use litter box, many times I have had to have clients cut the end of the litter box down so that they can walk into it if they can not get over the lip of it too start with. Also be sure to keep us well fed and hydrated and all should be fine. If anything changes, feel free to write back here to me and I will help with more ideas for you .
That sounds like a good idea to allow time for all to get better and to recover and take it easy while the bone healing is occurring.
Well thank you for those kind words. I am a cat lover also. I can tell with your great care and concern this little one is going to do just fine. IN the future, if you ever need, you can request for me to answer follow up questions, I will be happy top, just ask customer service to forward to Doctor Mike