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

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My cat is probably...

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

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Did your cat have a fall?

Not that I saw personally but. He does use a very tall cat tree that he has stopped using the top of

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Pippin and he is approximately 2 years old

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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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 11 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 11 months ago

How long has he had this problem for?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Roughly a week
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 11 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It seems like it's gotten better, but this morning I noticed him sort of stumble again
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 11 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I've only noticed it happen a few times over the course of a week
Cat Veterinarian: Richard Rawling,
 replied 11 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 11 months ago

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

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