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Cats owned: white & ginger, Bengal crosses
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 1,073
04-06-2019, 10:14 PM   #1

Neurological problems?


I have a ten year old cat who has recently spent twelve weeks in a crate due to having fluid on the knee. The rest worked and the fluid has gone BUT he now has weakness in his back legs and what appears to be fecal incontinance. He uses his litter tray to have a wee but his legs look like they loose all coordination while in the tray and he ends up balancing on the edge then as he walks away, poop drops on the floor. He can also be walking along and then some poop will fall out then he will crouch slightly as he walks and more poop will fall. Luckily, he is always doing it within sight of the tray (and on laminate flooring!).

He has been taken to the vets and they think it is a neurological Problem so will be referring him to a specialist. My vets did lots of blood tests last week (red, white blood cells, kidney and liver function, feline aids and leukaemia, toxoplasmosis, the list goes on). His red and white blood cells are fine, kidney and liver function fine, not got feline aids and leukaemia. Awaiting other results.

Has anybody ever had any similar symptoms to my boy? He is still happy but looks like he is drunk when walking and struggles to jump up and walk up the stairs. He doesn't appear to be in any pain and is still eating as normal.

Thanks, Tanya

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Cats owned: Colourpoint persian, and moggies
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 636
13-06-2019, 04:41 AM   #2

Re: Neurological problems?

Tanya, I'm so sorry to hear about your boy.I'm sorry I have had no experience with a cat that has similar symptoms to your lovely boy, but I do feel for you. Hopefully the specialist might offer some help. My colourpoint contracted toxoplasmosis as a kitten and he takes seizures as a result, but nothing like your guy.I'll keep your boy in my prayers and do let us know how he gets on at the specialist vet. All the best for you both.

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