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My 20 year old cat is acting as if her back legs dont work

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my 20 year old cat is acting as if her back legs dont work any longer. She was active yesterday, still eating well. I'm wondering if she is dehydrated - advice?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 3 months ago.

Hello,
My name is***** am a UC Davis graduate, former Medical Director of a corporate practice, and currently a owner of a veterinary hospital.

Please remember to select, Reply to Expert, if for any reason youneed further clarification or have a follow up question. When finished, I greatly appreciate when you select a feedback rating to close the question for me.

I am currently working on my response to your question. It may take just a few minutes. Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

Sorry to hear about this concenr for Marva Cox.

Absolutely, this is well worth a vet visit without delay. At 20 years of age, her overall health condition can change easily from day to day. If a basic blood test and urine test has not been conducted in the past 6 months, that is your priority. You must rule-out problems including hyperthyroidism,which can result in blood pressure issues, heart problems, blood clots, etc...Also, kidney disease, and esepcially diabetes, are considerations with they symptoms you are describing.

Without the basic testing, there is no way to know what systemic (internal) issue may b going on and if it can be medical managed.

Otherwise, we have no way to improve her overall condition at home.

Definitely, strong vote for a vet visit today and som basic laboratory tests.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 3 months ago.
Hi Marva,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Marva Cox. How is everything going?
Dr. Andy
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 months ago.

I hope everything is going okay?

Dr. Andy

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