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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Loss of mobility in hind quarter

I had to take my male cat to the vet early this afternoon due to a lack of mobility in his rear quarter.He didn't get into anything,but I was thinking it was a spider bite or bee sting. He seems to be ok on the front half but when he tries to walk he has little control of his rear legs.The vet is even confused.His breathing has increased & his rear pads seem cold,but I am very concerned & worried for the little guy. Can anyone help??
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 05:45 PM
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Did he check for a spinal injury? That's what comes to mind first. It would cause the coldness of the back legs and loss of movement. How is he with going potty? Something like that can also slow his GI tract. It could be a slipped disk as well. There are lots of different things it could be. What else did your vet check for?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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I just got off the phone to the vet & he seems to be walking around & eating. She said there was much improvement but he will still be under observation for at least another 4 hours. He didn't go to the bathroom 'cause as soon as I saw he not being himself,I took him to the vet. He was checked for any fractures,etc but nothing came back.he is such a playful guy that I wouldn't dought he slipped a disc. Let's keep our fingers crossed that i can bring him home soon
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 07:16 PM
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Maybe he fell when he was trying to jump up on something. Believe it or not, cats can sometimes misjudge their leaps and have an accident. It's good that he's improving.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2005, 08:29 AM
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HCM (and other heart diseases to I guess) can cause problems with the hind legs. Temporary paralysis and such.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2005, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well we got him back last night from the vets & they still didn't know what it was. He is alot quieter than his normal self today,but still wanted to go outside.I kept him in to watch his behavour & he slept alot ontop of the amp(warm). He is moving around ok,but just not his playful self today.I think he's still alittle sore & shaken up,pretty tramatic for him & us yesterday
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2005, 06:33 PM
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I hope he continues to improve. I can just imagine how worried you were about him. Keep us updated.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 01:18 AM
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hugs to you & the baby and prayers for continued recovery
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 07:50 PM
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The same thing happened to my old boy at one point. The vet theorised (after the fact, as he recovered within a few hours) that it was a blood clot.

We did discover near the end of his life that he had cancer, and there was an enormous tumor leaning on his spinal cord, which may have been the cause... but if your vet was super thorough, they probably did an x-ray and would have ruled this out.

I hope all is well for your little one!
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