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kitten: about 8 weeks old..His hind legs..seem as playful as usual…

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We have a new male kitten, about 8 weeks old. His hind legs seem weak and he does not seem as playful as usual. What might be wrong?
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Pet Specialist: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 8 years ago
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Hello,
Tough to say, since the symptoms are not very specific to any one condition.
-If he has not been eating regularly, then hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
-Intestinal parasites (not just worms, but the microscopic bugs like giardia or coccidia.
-Viral disease (feline leukemia, feline infectious peritonitis, feline immunodeficiency virus)
-systemic (internal) infection
-congenital problem

It's a pretty long list. Best to start with a veterinary examination and find out based on exam findings what test to do first.

Good Luck
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