Do 3 legged cats need more medical attention? I'm worried that the kitty may develop spinal problems

Best Answers

  • Jo MillerJo Miller Member Posts: 1,915
    Accepted Answer
    I didn't. The only thing was right after my surgery, I stayed at one of my mommy's friends' house for a week. I was a barn cat and if I could make it, any cat can. I lived another 2 yrs. after the amputation. When I went to Rainbow Bridge it had nothing to do with my being 3-legged.
  • Karen HigbeeKaren Higbee Easton PennsylvaniaMember Posts: 74
    Accepted Answer
    Our neighbor had a 3 legged kitty for 16 years and counting! His name is BOO & he is still a holy terror to all furry & feathered things! When he's on the go you can't even tell that he only has 3 legs. The kitty should be fine as long as it gets lots of love!
  • Patricia ParkerPatricia Parker ClevelandMember Posts: 1,093
    Accepted Answer
    Wow, this is my question! I am a three-legged cat. You can see my page (538956). I lost my leg in an accident on a fence when I was about six months old. I had lots of good vet care, lots of love at my new home, lots of good food and a clean box. I also had a Mom and Daddy and sister Nickidog who were very patient with me when I was scared of everything new after being a feral cat. Now I'm 4 years old and I don't even know I'm a three-legger unless some one reminds me. I go to see Dr. Liz for checkups like any cat, and I have never had a spinal problem. I run and climb stairs and poles and eat on a window shelf. I'm in the best of health. There is a great group on Catster for three-leggers who share their experiences. It's called Tripod Rule. That might help you, too. Love and purrs, Vinnie
  • Mandy YoutseyMandy Youtsey TempeMember Posts: 1
    Accepted Answer
    I have been a 3-legger since birth when I was born with my arms attatched and my real mommy had to eat of my deformed arm so i could walk and have my good limb be free from the bad one. I have a strong thresh-hold for pain because of this. Now, I hop around as if im just "one of the guys" along with my four other roomates. So far no spinal problems but my adopted mommy makes sure to rub in-between my shoulder blades every night to sooth the tense muscles I use extra hard to walk with everyday.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Catster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!


Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!