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Notice yesterday my cat's nd legs gets stiff. Like muscle

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Notice yesterday my cat's hind legs gets stiff. Like muscle spasm and he crawls for a while then gets back and walk and it seems to be more frequent now
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

In a young cat like this, I would guess you're dealing with a viral infection- Calicivirus. This is a common viral infection that can get into the joints and cause a viral arthritis. It's nothing permanent, but for a week or two they will have a stiff gait and be reluctant to walk around. I typically put them on an anti-inflammatory medication, Metacam, to help resolve the signs faster.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.