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Her back legs seem very weak she has no appetite. Smoke 8…

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Her back legs seem...

Her back legs seem very weak she has no appetite

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?

Smoke 8 wks she was a feral kitten we took her to the vet when we got her. they deflead her gave her shots, heart worm meds, then after her stool sample they gave a 10 day med for round worm, she was fine. then i notice abee where she was laying and she has't been right since. wobbly rear legs kinda of lethargic.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the kitten. What is the kitten's name?

Smokie

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Smokie?

Thats it. she was playful and loving still loving not playful

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I'm sorry to hear of this with Smokie. Her rear limb weakness can result from an overall weakness such as that which would be caused by profound anemia or it can result from a myelopathy (spinal cord disorder). Because her lethargy isn't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder, her vet will want to see her once again. A thorough physical exam including testing for the feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency (FIV) viruses and a complete blood count (CBC) should be performed. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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