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Our cat can't control her back legs and her tongue is very

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Our cat can't control her back legs and her tongue is very pale. She was fine 3 hours ago please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Xena. If her tongue is very pale she's profoundly anemic and her lack of control of her back legs is likely to represent profound weakness due to that anemia. She needs the attention of an ER/on-call vet at your earliest convenience. If she's bleeding internally from an anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning, e.g., she'll need a transfusion and IV fluids to combat severe dehydration. If she's suffering from the feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus which can cause a severe anemia as well, you'll have a difficult decision to make. These cats rarely survive.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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