Can cats break their legs? They sure can. And when they do, at least they heal better than dogs and horses.
Understand, I’m always trying to find the bright side of things. To me, discovering another way in which cats are superior to dogs is a real “silver lining” in all of these weekly vet visits and heeping vet bills.
Yes, my own little Herman Panther broke his right front leg in a cat fight in our new backyard in late June. Herman has other health issues that suddenly popped up this year as well. So many in fact that more than one human has said it may be time to pull Herman’s plug, a thought both me and my partner find dastardly.
Herman himself is not at all in favor of it, clearly maintaining a strong will to live and eat, at least most of the time. It didn’t help that both kitties seemed to get ill from some new food in recent weeks. We read online the company had some recalls last Spring that were questionably handled, a reminder that you can never be too careful. Fortunately, both cats are both doing better since going back to the old food.
It’s been a couple of months since his cat fight, but Herman is finally on the mend thanks to the great doctors at Broadway Pet Hospital in Oakland who never gave up on him. He’s still in his cast and our house remains dismantled of anything he might jump on (which considering I live in cat jungle gym is pretty darn dismantled). But maybe he’ll get his cast off this month!
Herman may not be healing any faster than a dog as it turns out, but he’s still healing way faster than a horse.