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Dr Marta Lepes
Dr Marta Lepes, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  Owner, practitioner, Owner at Hilo Veterinary Clinic, Inc, Vetmed Hawaii
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My cat seems to be constipated an the per is tripping an she

Customer Question

My cat seems to be constipated an the per is tripping an she draging back legs an the tail is always down like she can't move it
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help your cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Coco and and four months old
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Coco?
Customer: She stays outside an was fine until now
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I will do my best to help you. I'm reviewing your question now and I will post back to you ASAP.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can you text me instead of emailing I don't no how to email an my husband not home
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

Sorry I cannot text.But we can do a phone call if you wish. It is $28 extra and i can send you a form.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

It sounds as if she injured her lower back. Was she stepped on, or run over by a car or bicycle?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
OK for email I'm not sure will she be okay
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

That depends how severe her injuries are. Because she doesn't have bladder or fecal control and she cannot use her back legs it is very serious.

Can you take her to a vet? She might want to do an x-ray.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

However, she is a cat. And cats can overcome incredible injuries.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do think she will die from this
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

I cannot say because I don't know what other internal injuries she has.

Your vet is much better prepared to examine her and let you know all the problems she has and what her chances are.

Is she still eating?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
eating an drinking an get up on legs a little an walk
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

So she can use her hind legs?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Just some to walk she sets most of time or lay down
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

Well, if she can occasionally put weight on those hind leg that is a good sign.

Is she able to have bowel movements?

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

If she has a hard time add some psyllium to her food. You can get it in a health food store. Ask for the bulk bin supply. It is very cheap.

Add ¼ teaspoon to a tablespoon of soft food. That should help her.

Do you have any more questions?

When we are finished kindly rate my service.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Her pee is just slowly leaking out an know no bowel movement for to days
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

Give the psyllium.

The constipation can be from temporary nerve damage due to swelling in the pelvic area. I'm hoping it is that because you said she can sometimes stand.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

I'll check back at 5:30 Hawaii time (10:30 Eastern time).

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 2 months ago.

I'm signing off. It is 7:30 pm for me.

Let me know how Coco is doing.