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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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My cat not walk normal and she seems to lay down, Sasha and

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My cat not walk normal and she seems to lay down
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: Sasha and about 50 cat years old
JA: How old is Sasha?
Customer: 50 year old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sasha?
Customer: Well she not want to walk and her back legs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

How long is Sasha like this?

Do herlegs feel cold with blue nail beds?

Is she in pain?

Is she an indoor kitty?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Two hours and this is the second time, it happen. No but she act like her leg in pain. No. She likes going outside.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is a senior cat,Persian
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Thanks so much for your reply.

If you hold her up is she able to stand on her legs?
How long ago was the prior event?

Does she have any known medical issues or take any medication?

Does she ever get ear infections?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She stand up for minute then lay down. Her prior event was year ago. She do have cat vitamins and no ear infection
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Thanks so much for your reply.

Since the first event was a year ago I do not think they are related.

She could be dealing with arthritis that flares up periodically. If so a glucosiine supplement like dasiquin will help.

She may have inflammation of a disc or vertebra. If so, onsior will help:

She may be low on potassium causing muscle weakness:

If that is the case she will be prescibed a potassium spplement.

Since she is a senior kitty and there are multiple possibilities I would have her vet do a senior check up. That way she can e scripted the proper medication.

I do not feel this is something that can be properly addressed at home.

Please try to get her an appointment,let me know what is found and how she is doing.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?