Most Likely To:
Spinal Injury, Overstretched Achilles tendons
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On 9/11/2020 we received an email regarding Timmy. "A few months ago we got in a cat with a broken back. He is able to walk, but with a little bit of a wobble. He is urinary and fecal incontinent. I'm not sure what else to do for him as we have had no luck finding an adopter or foster for him. He is so outgoing and friendly and likes other cats. He loves belly rubs, playing with toys, and wrestling with your hands. He is just too precious for words. Although he is in the biggest cage we have at the shelter I feel it is not adequate to house him there indefinitely."
On 09/21/2020, we welcomed Timmy into Doodles Ranch & Sanctuary. He instantly made friends with Phantom, another cat that had just arrived at Doodles. He lets me express his bladder with no issue as long as I rub his head while I'm doing it. He is an absolute over and will put his face right up to yours for a kiss. He had a small bout with calici virus after he arrived and after that cleared up he was off running all over the cat rooms. He walks on his hocks (flat foot) and I noticed he was getting irritation on the bottom of his feet, similar to rug burn. The hair was rubbed off and the skin was becoming raw. Our vet examined him and realized that he was walking flat due to over stretched achilles tendons. The theory now based on his injuries is Timmy fell from a high building and landed on his back legs therefore causing the spinal injury and over stratched achilles tendons. Last week he underwent surgery to have his left achilles tendon repaired. The hope is that he will be able to walk like a normal cat and not on flat feet and the bottom of his feet will no longer be raw. Once the left leg heals we will have the right tendon fixed.
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