Cat - Torn ACL in Leg? What should I do?
My cat torn what in humans is considered the ACL in her knee. She has been limping for a month, I took her to the vet the minute it happened and they said to give it a month. Now the surgeon says it is still not well and needs surgery. Surgery consists of putting a band around the knee to keep it in place. The doc noticed my hesitation and said it could wait another month to see if it heals. He said it had not healed like he had hoped in the past month and she had lost some mussle mass. What do you think? Should I wait or go ahead with the surgery? Even with the surgery recovery is only 90%, as of know she lays around a lot, sticks the leg out to the side when she walks and limps. SHe is 12 so I am nervous. He said he was worried she could blow the other knee.
What do you think?