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Kitty with Muscle Atrophy (recovering from broken limb)

My kitty broke her leg and was in a splint for the last 4 1//2 weeks or so. The splint was taken off this AM and the muscle has atrophied badly, to the point where she can't really control it at all. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help speed up the healing process. First and foremost she needs to be reminded the limb is hers and is there to use but then also that it can take weight so that the muscle can continue to develop. also she is only 6 months old!
Tags: broken limb, Muscle atrophy, Healing
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oh poor kitty....thats a long time to be in a splint. swimming is a good way to exercise and get range of motion to again develop, excellent idea if possible..even in a small amount of water such as a bath tub, as long as it doesn't freak him out too badly...besure to put a non slip pad on the bottom..this helps with feelings of some security.
I would really urge you to post this question to our MHelp Pet expert. Dr. Redford, he is really knowledgeable abt cats..please continue to update us on progress too. good luck♥

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/new_with_new_subject?forum_id=112
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Have you ever thought about taking your cat swimming?  I have heard this is a good way to get physical therapy for cats.  
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874521 tn?1424120397
oh poor kitty....thats a long time to be in a splint. swimming is a good way to exercise and get range of motion to again develop, excellent idea if possible..even in a small amount of water such as a bath tub, as long as it doesn't freak him out too badly...besure to put a non slip pad on the bottom..this helps with feelings of some security.
I would really urge you to post this question to our MHelp Pet expert. Dr. Redford, he is really knowledgeable abt cats..please continue to update us on progress too. good luck♥

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/new_with_new_subject?forum_id=112
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