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My cat is probably 2yrs old or less and he occasionally

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My cat is probably 2yrs old or less and he occasionally holds up one of his rear back legs stiffly, and also occasionally loses his balance when trying to jump
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did your cat have a fall?
Customer: Not that I saw personally but. He does use a very tall cat tree that he has stopped using the top of
JA: What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Pippin and he is approximately 2 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pippin?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

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Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 4 months ago

Has Pippin had any trouble with his legs or back before?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 4 months ago

How long has he had this problem for?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Roughly a week
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 4 months ago

Has it gotten any better or worse over the week or just stayed the same?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It seems like it's gotten better, but this morning I noticed him sort of stumble again
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 4 months ago

Does it seem to come and go or is it there all the time?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I've only noticed it happen a few times over the course of a week
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 4 months ago

Ok, so its very intermittent. Will he let you check his foot, look at his pads for any swelling or grazed/abraded areas?

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Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 4 months ago

No sign of any wounds? Are all his nails intact?

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