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My cat can't walk; when he tries to locomote he staggers and

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Customer: My cat can't walk; when he tries to locomote he staggers and drags himself until I pick him up to carry him. It is so sad to see this. He isn't eating; I managed to get him to drink a little water, a little goat milk, but that's all. I believe that he is about 20 years old. I tried to take him to the emergency animal hospital today but he started screaming when I put the top on his carrier. He was so stressed out from it that it took me a few hours to calm him down. He's happy and purring as long as I am with him, but he gets upset when I go in another room for very long. Currently he is under the bed and seems to be happy there. This all started happening just a couple of days ago.
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Customer: Angel is an obese, approximately 20 year old Main Coon mix. What else would you like to know?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi JACustomer, thanks for your question.

Are his rear legs working?

When did this begin?

Was it a slow progression of having to drag himself or did this happen spontaneously?

Any past history of kidney or heart disease?