Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Could acupuncture give hope to paralyzed cats? Results suggest YES answer

Source: PetTrax

“Tonight we rescued a kitten with rear leg paralysis from suspected abuse. She is so sweet and so vulnerable; we absolutely could not say no to her,” Kitten Lady shared on Instagram. “We had actually visited the shelter to pick up a 2 week old orphan, but we ended up taking not just the 2 week old…but also this 6 week old who cannot use her back legs at all. Tomorrow we will go to the vet for diagnostics and begin her road to recovery. I don’t yet know what will happen, but I do know this: now that she’s here, no one will ever lay a cruel hand on her again. She will be loved, she will be fluffy and clean, and she will be given the best chance I can give her at regaining mobility.”

Meet Chloe! This adorable kitten has rear leg paralysis from suspected abuse. She just received her first acupuncture treatment and the results were absolutely incredible!

“Things she likes: toys, soft sweet talking, gentle chin scratches, having her backside held up for her so she can walk around and explore using her front legs.”
At the vet, it was determined that Chloe was likely stepped on which resulted in her broken back. Her prognosis wasn’t good, and vets believed she might not live to be a full grown cat. She has a laundry list of serious health concerns, one of the main being her bladder. It needs to be expressed manually which is especially difficult due to muscles of her urethral sphincter being constricted. She will need a muscle relaxer and a lot of gentle, frequent care.

Her human parents however weren’t going to throw in the towel. They fell in love with Chloe and were going to do everything they could to give her the happy love filled life that she deserved. They decided to look into some alternative treatments in regards to Chloe’s neurological damage. So when they took Chloe to receive some acupuncture treatment at City Paws Animal Hospital, they were praying for a miracle.
“Chloe’s first acupuncture experience exceeded our wildest expectations.”


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