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February 13, 2005

Cats Aided By Physical Therapy

A pet owner returned with her cat from a routine veterinary visit and discovered the cat dragging her foot. Rarely do routine practices result in injury to an animal.

I returned immediately to the vet, who sent us to a veterinary neurologist. We were told the paralysis happened as a result of a shot.

Nerves might be in different places on individual cats, so it's easy to see how this can occur. Still, the odds are this has never happened before to a cat at your vet's clinic.

Mayer is delighted that Whisper is getting physical therapy. "The impact of doing PT is undeniable," she says. "You can supplement with additional therapy at home.

Home care such as massage and a gentle obstacle courses can help regain muscular control.

Posted by linda at February 13, 2005 9:47 AM

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