Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family

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Hello from the newest addition to the Bendy Family

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Popping in for a quick hello.
This is Barnabus kitten. He arrived with partial use of his hind legs and somehow while I was away for just a few hours and he was in a cage, managed to do something to his back and now has no use of his hind legs. He was already incontinent.
He is a happy lil guy zooming all over. He even enjoys bathtime in the tub! I want to get him a drag bag. Ordered one off amazon and their size small was huge. I could fit three of him in it!
Here is a little video of him playing.
Enjoy

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Baby Barnabus! :hearts:

He says, "This is the best toy ever!" :lol:

He looks so happy, like he landed in the funnest place and all is right in the world.

Very glad to meet you, little Barnabus! You are precious! :wub:
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What a cutie! :wub: All black?
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He is actually a dark tabby, he had an episode today where his back was dore. I think he plays very hard and strains something. I need to look into someway to stabilize his back for him. got him on some metacam, all his labs looked great. I can't remember any discussions of feline back braces, or really any kind of back braces, but I think it would benefit him.
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I don't remember any discussion of back braces for cats either.

I looked up some links. Not sure any of these are small enough. Found some others that were definitely too big.

https://www.chewy.com/labra-ivdd-spine- ... /dp/768350
(XS = 5-10lbs lbs, 9")

https://lilbackbracer.com/
(11-13 back, 13-15 chest)

https://lilbackbracer.com/products/cust ... ack-bracer
(Custom sizing, expensive)

https://www.gentlepetstore.com.sg/produ ... back-brace
(They seem to make a small one but their size graphic does not
match their dropdown information so it's hard to tell)

https://www.handicappedpets.com/walkin-vertebrave/
https://www.handicappedpets.com/blog/cat-back-pain/
(article talks about a back brace for cats, does not list who wrote
the article or their credentials)

https://www.amazon.com/NeoAlly-Arthriti ... 0CD2XTXV7/
(S is 10-12.5")

Trying to think if anything from a sporting goods store might work. Like a kid's size knee pad and wrap over it with an ace bandage for firmness?
https://www.academy.com/search?searchTe ... ds%20youth

Foam pad out of a teen bra, held in place with an ace bandage?

Cut up an old foam computer mouse pad, hold in place with ace wrap?

:thinking:
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i thin it needs to be stiffer than a knee pad. Never in my life did I think I would be able to search anywhere for 'cat back brace' and actually find things. Amazon? holy cow. I am going to look around. He is on crate rest right now saying he feels much better and please can he come out now? please?
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I'm not seeing anything for under 10 pounds. Lil Barnabus is only 5 pounds. I wonder if one of my wrist splints would be adapted.
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I bet it could. Neoprene and hook/loop are all many of them are.
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