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My cat started dragging her back legs yesterday. My son took

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My cat started dragging her back legs yesterday. My son took her to the vet and he said it was probably the clogged vein thing. What are her chances of survival? She is about 10-15yrs old. I noticed some vomit this morning. Could it be something else?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Doctor W replied 5 years ago.
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Sorry your cat has developed this problem. Prognosis is actually quite poor. Medical therapy to help dissolve the clots is possible, but it doesn't always work and can have serious side effects. But, the most important thing to remember is that this condition is usually the result of a heart condition called cardiomyopathy, which also has a grave prognosis. Even if the clots dissolve, they are likely to reform.
Sorry to give such bad news

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