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I think she has a broken back. She is laying with all four legs spread out and every few minutes she throws some kind of fit where she is screaming and throwing herself around.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the cat. What is the cat's name and age?

Cat's name is ***** ***** she is about 3 years old.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Sugar, please? If there's a history of significant trauma, her behavior could certainly indicate a spinal fracture - above the level of her shoulders would be more likely - but she could also be in tremendous pain from any number of possible areas of her body. Seizure activity needs to be considered as well. Whatever the cause, such a patient needed the attention of her vet at your earliest convenience.

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