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Cat is vomiting, panting, crying out and can't use back legs

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Cat is vomiting, panting, crying out and can't use back legs
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this. Has your cat been outside at all?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I do have indoor plants that he could have gotten into
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Give me a minute to compose my answer for you.......

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

So, unfortunately what you have described fits best with a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a very serious heart disease that young male cats can get. It causes them to throw a blood clot to their femoral arteries and oxygen is cut off to their hind limbs. This is very very painful for them and without treatment he will die and will suffer a very painful death. You need to take your kitty to the ER immediately. There is absolutely nothing you can do for him at home. Please let me know if you have additional questions.....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

This is one of the most serious medical emergencies we deal with in hospital....

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok. Thank you. I'm not sure my vet is open today. We are in a very small town.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

You need to locate an ER even if you have to drive to another town. Would you like me to help you with that?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I can help you find somewhere to take him. He will either have to be treated or humanely put to sleep. This causes very terrible pain for them in their legs....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Your vet is supposed to either be on call or have an after hours service available. That is required by law.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I am online for a little bit longer so please let me know if you need anything else at all. Sincerely, DRB

Please hit rate my service as that is the only way I am compensated. Thank you very much.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I am checking back in to see if you need anything else.Sincerely, DRB

Please hit rate my service as that is the only way I am compensated. Thank you very much.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Kit,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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