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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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My cat is walking funny(in a bad way.) Update!

http://www.youtube.com/v/yLhN-4clWGY

Please watch the video to see how he's walking. Has anyone experienced this problem before?

My 1yr old cat is walking funny today. He can't jump up on any high surface anymore. He can jump down from 1-ft high surface but he will land flat on his belly instead of his legs. He was perfectly fine in the morning but now he's walking like this. He's an indoor only cat and there's nothing in my place that can injure him. There are no cuts or bruises on his body. He doesn't cry in pain when I apply pressure to any part of his body. His older brother is perfectly. I'll definitely bring him to the vet this weekend.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 07:20 AM
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oh my - looks like he fell off something and injured his spine...or maybe there is something wrong with his nerves! i would definitely bring him to the vet as soon as possible!!! don't waste too much time!
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 08:34 AM
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Definite vet visit in order.... let us know what happens. It is possible he's had a stroke or seizure... his walking is NOT normal. Good luck.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 09:01 AM
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I 3rd that visit to the vet. The little guy looks like he may be in pain, and at the very least something is impeding his ability to walk.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 09:51 AM
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Vet visit definitely in order, in addition to possibly injuring himself somehow, this could also be be something like an electrolyte imbalance. For example, I know a potassium deficiency will cause loss of muscle control and will cause a cat to hunch down kind of like that. Could even be constipation...

I'll move this thread to Health & Nutrition for you where it may receive more attention....



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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 09:56 AM
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Looks to me like he's in pain when he walks.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 11:37 AM
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Veterinarian. ASAP. Do not wait for the weekend. Do a drop off and pick up if you can't take time off work.

This looks like a broken pelvis or spinal injury.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 04:53 PM
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I agree he needs to see a vet right away. Please don't wait 'till the weekend.

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Please keep us updated on what you find out.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 12:09 AM
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I wanted to add that Kitty walked like that when she was bigtime sick. However, it had nothing to do with her spine, her bones, etc. She was septic from a leaky cyst.

So it may not be spinal, broken bones, etc. But there is probably something hurting your cat.
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