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  •  So happy it turned out as well as it did for you.. (8+ / 0-)

    and Lovey!

    Arrogance is ignorance matured.

    by jennyp on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:29:30 AM PDT

    •  It is a message for others with pets and broken (9+ / 0-)

      bones. Surgery is out of sight for many of us, unless we are lucky enough to have a community like this but if Lovey could heal as well as she did on nothing but cage rest (and I gave her a 4 foot by 4 foot cage with tents, blankies, cushion and litter and food of course so she could still walk around a little) then other cats can as well.

      It was truly a miracle that she kept herself still during the time in the hot box and then of course I kept her enclosed but I never expected healing of ALL the bones the way she had.

      So don't despair if you have a broken bone in a pet, talk to the vet about cage rest if you can't manage surgery. So long as they are kept well medicated, it can work.  The dermatologist who also was consulted - not for a skin problem but just as a good vet - told me that a professor of his said if you have a broken bone put it in a room with a cat, it will knit.

      Barack Obama: "These guys want to be paid like rock stars when all they're doing is lip-synching capitalism." may21, 2010

      by vc2 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:39:39 AM PDT

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      •  Our dog (6+ / 0-)
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        Amber6541, vc2, broths, NonnyO, whaddaya, greenearth

        Came to us as a stray with a badly healed break under the elbow of her front leg. Our vet said it was best to leave it rather than surgically break and reset. She limped noticeably. I started her on glucosamine tabs and fish oil capsules and the limp disappeared. My 15 year old cat started limping earlier this year so I found some glucosamine treats for him and it helped a lot.  The limp was his own fault from having to jump down from kitchen counters he was NOT supposed to be on in the first place!

        It's easy to be a libertarian if your finances are secure, you have good healthcare and your future is bright.

        by Cecile on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 12:24:47 PM PDT

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