Hi Everyone, we just lost our 41/2 month old kitty "Skittles" last night. She hasn't been feeling well, weak, not eating like her normal self, and not playing with her sister. Rushed her to the vet after we noticed she lost the ability all of a sudden to use her hind legs, they took her vitals and her heart was beating 3 times faster than it should of and her temp was very very low, she was on the verge of passing out due to not enough fluid running through her heart, The doctor ran numerous blood work and she was good. Then... Took a xray of her body to see maybe if there was a blockage of some sort. Nope, but her heart was abnormal. Our poor little Skittle's passed away. Who would think that a 4 month old kitty would have heart issues. I just wanted to let whoever reads this know, there are signs to look for. The doc said that she has probably had these episodes while we were at work during the day of losing the ability to walk due to a clot passing through and after it passed she would be able to walk, but she kept getting weaker and weaker after each episode.
Please spay and neuter your animals,
Your cat might be suffering from hind limb paralysis. It occurs due to some accident and damage to spinal cord. Tail is actually the extension of spinal cord so when it gets some serious injury, it results into this problem. You have to tell this situation to vet so that he can start its treatment according to actual problem. Provide it comfortable environment and let it take rest. Best of luck.
Hi, I have exactly the same problem and none has any idea what is wrong, without test but the vet doesn't know what tests to do. My kitten is only 6 months and it came on very suddenly, he doesn't seem to be in any pain just distressed. If you find out what is wrong please let my know.
I don't have any advice for you, I'm very sorry, but it sounds like you need to take it to a vet. She may need help that you yourself cannot provide her.
I work for an animal wellfare society in the U.S. And have recently saved two kittens from being put to sleep because of this condition. They will be six weeks old in two days, and are healthy, happy, and very sweet. Their names are Odetta and Walker (little male and female), after Mrs. Odetta Walker from King's Dark Tower series (she was without legs). These guys are perfectly healthy, but there's not much we can do for them as far as their back legs. My partner and I have been massaging their back legs and feet, exercising them, and just generally helping them to stand on the lame legs. My two babies are in stages, it seems. The male is worse off than little 'Detta, but she was in his position two weeks ago, and he wasn't able to get up onto his back legs at all. I think these two will pull through, and if not they'll be loved just the same. As far as something like this coming up all of a sudden sounds like Arterial Thromboembolic disease. It deals with a blood clot on one side of the heart cutting off circulation to the back legs. Generally you will be able to tell if this is the case because the hind legs will turn a sort of blue from lack of circulation, and there will be no or a weakened pulse in the affected legs. I know it's hard sometimes, especially after spending so much money with no results, but take this information to your vet! He might be able to work something out for you. Good luck to each of you!