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My Brandy and Me

The journey of my cat's amputation and her life.

My Brandy and Me Intro.

October 21st, 2016 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hey. My name is Amanda and my cat is Brandy. She is a 6 year old spotted tabby and she will have her left hind leg and hip amputated on Tuesday.

She got a dime sized lump removed in March. And it turned out to be a cancerous lump. Well, they couldn’t completely get it all out. And the lump has since returned. And it is almost golf ball size now. It’s better to get the leg amputated so the cancer doesn’t metastasis. (We just had an xray yesterday and her lungs are clear.)

She got the cancer because she received a vaccine.

The company of the vaccine has agreed to pay for entire surgery, the xray, the bloodwork, and reimburse us for her previous surgery.

I’m not sure what to expect.

I have heard cats are great at bouncing back after an amputation. And the back leg amputation is easier on a cat then their front leg.

But I know I will get to have her longer than originally expected! ♡ 🙂


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8 Comments so far ↓

  • krun15

    Welcome to you and Brandy. I’m sorry cancer has brought you here but this is a great place to be for information and support. I’ve had two rear leg small dogs. My first, Tripug Maggie who lost her left rear leg to a mast cell tumor. My current Tripuggle is Elly who lost her right rear leg after being hit by a car at 7 months old. This is a good blog post with lots of links to kitty things: http://tripawds.com/2016/08/03/three-legged-cats-video/.
    You might want to head to the fourms and post your story there for support from more members. Good luck with surgery and keep us posted!
    Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

  • otisandtess

    So sorry Brandy has cancer, but it sounds like amputation is the best option for her. There are several kitty bloggers, all of whom seem to be doing great on three legs. I agree with Karen – post in the forums so more of our kitties can find you. And while it is bad that the vaccine caused cancer, good that they are covering your costs.

  • linda8115

    Welcome! So sorry for the cancer but wonderful the vaccine makers are covering the costs. Cats seem to do wonderfully well on three so please keep us posted we are here to help if needed. Hugs!

  • kazann

    My Mona also got cancer from a vaccine and had her front leg amputated in June 2016. Cats adapt really well to 3 legs and you’ll find lots of pointers on this website. The thing that is most important following the surgery is to ensure you have proper pain meds from Brandy and to keep the site clean and free from kitty cat chewing and scratching. Your vet will have some suggestions and you may want to review some blogs and forums here. Come back with any and all questions.

    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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