Posted by: Mickey | 2010/05/04

Cat has weakness in hind legs

Our cat is 13 years old, but very healthy and in good condition. Has now developed a weakness in his hind legs, battles to jump onto high places. He has no pain, and takes it in his stride. The vet has done blood tests, which did not show up any problem. Is there another way to a diagnosis without a MRI? This is very expensive, and only the diagnosis, and not yet the treatment! Any suggestions?

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Posted by: Mickey | 2010/07/13

Feedback: the cat had a course of cortisone, and I am happy to report that he is FINE! There is no sign of weakness anymore, he jumps onto anything and everything the way he used to!  -)

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Posted by: Cybervet | 2010/05/07

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Posted by: tania | 2010/05/05

Cats tolerate incredible pain levels before they show us what is wrong. From own experience in old cats - between 14 and 20 - we forget, they can also get arthritis - an xray could show this up, and you do not need to dope the cat - get this checked. Also make some steps for her to jump up onto your bed - older cats need extra care.Speak to your vet.

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