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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat has bouts of not being able to put weight on one of

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My cat has bouts of not being able to put weight on one of his rear legs. I have 2 cats so I quarantine this one for the period of time it takes for it to go away. Sometimes it takes overnight for it to clear up and sometimes just a matter of hours.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did your cat have a fall?
Customer: Not that I know of.
JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. It might be a fracture. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is 12 years old.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cosmo?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He gets traumatized by getting into a cat carrier and going to the vet so doing this when he is unable to put weight on his rear leg seems crazy to me.
Expert:  Jennifer Welsh replied 1 month ago.

Hello! I am Dr Welsh and I am happy to help with your questions today. I am sorry that your kitty isn't feeling well. Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this. I have just a few additional questions for you so that I can make the best recommendation.

how long has this been going on for?

has he ever been evaluated by the vet when this happens?

otherwise acting normal?

any current meds or illness?