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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Do you think this video shows a neurological problem or injury.

Customer Question

do you think this video shows a neurological problem or injury. started today. 6 week old kitten. 4 littermates died within a week. 3 remaining.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
You'll need to post that video, please. No link is showing in your post at this time.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It wont upload, says wrong file type. Can this site accept videos?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
You'll need to upload your video to an external app such as YouTube, Shutterfly, or Vid and then give me the link to it - don't mark it "private", however.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B00FVi0RJdo

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you! Is the right front leg thinner than the left front leg? She appears to have injured the right front leg. She's dead lame on it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

she notices both seem to have a problem. ill try to get a better video. xray would be needed is my guess

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Yes, careful palpation of her legs in an attempt to localize the problem and then X-rays if need be.
I'm going to be traveling through Sunday and might not be able to get to a computer as promptly as usual. I promise to reply as soon as I can, however.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

heres another

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8RvFpb5YA

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thanks again. She just can't place that right front leg. If this is a new problem, she injured herself. If she's always been like that, it represents a congenital (present at birth) defect in the limb or, less likely, in her neck.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Its new, today. she'll take to the vet tomorrow but will sleep well tonight, she was worried it was a neurology issue.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Ah! An injury, then. Thank you for letting me know.
I'm going to check back with you in a few days for an update. Feel free to return to our conversation - even after rating - prior to my contacting you if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
May I have an update, please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for checking in. It was an injury, the next day she started using it and now she is back to her old self.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
That's good to hear. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.