So I’ve been advised that one of my cats need a back leg amputating and with heavy heart I have to agree. The Dood, my former feral Black Smoke has a wound on his leg, near his foot, that won’t heal. Two operations later, a battery of tests and it seems he has a rare fungal condition. Treatment would require excision of the affected area as well as medication. Because of the location this isn’t practical, there isn’t enough skin to stretch back over for one thing (I asked about skin grafts but apparently this is unlikely to work). I have time to think it over but I know what has to be done.
Cats seem to do fine with missing legs I’m sure that he will, but I’d like some reassurance. He’s a very active indoor/outdoor cat, loves people and has lots of friends in the neighbourhood. Tell me your stories do.