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ideas for cage rest

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by catmaddie, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. catmaddie

    catmaddie PetForums Newbie

    Mar 28, 2011
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    hi I'm new to the forum and was hoping for some advice about my boy Bertie.
    Bertie is a 9 year old black DSH.

    Last week I was at a neighbours house and Bertie won't go into our house if I'm not there he often follows me to the shops and had spent most of that evening scratching at my neighbours window trying to convince me to come home.

    Anyway he wondered down towards our house where he encountered a dog - he wouldn't have been making sensible decisions because he was waiting for me - anyway we don't know exactly what happened but the end result is that Bertie has a badly damaged leg. No breaks and no blood but very badly torn ligaments.

    Our vet (a specialist cat vet) referred us to an orthapedic surgeon who thinks he won't need surgery but will need cage rest for a month at least and possibly 3!

    My poor boy is so bored, I've brought him down to the main room but he seems more miserable than when he was upstairs alone. He's got some toys and I'm trying to make his meals more interesting but any ideas or suggestions would be very gratefully received.


  2. Amethyst

    Amethyst PetForums VIP

    Jun 16, 2010
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    You could put part of his dry food ration in one of those little toy balls, the ones they need to play around with to get out. If I think of anything else will let you know :)

    *Hugs* for your kitty x
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