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Suddenly, my kitty cant stand

"Palito" is one of 4 little cats that we rescue from my house attic six months ago. All of them are very healtly and happy; since yesterday, Palito can't move he's rear legs, suddenly.Our vet cheks that there was no broken bones, and he seems to have no pain at all. Thing is no one has give us a reason or tratment for him, just more analisis. Please if someone knows about similar cases or any clue to help our little son, will be appreciate. [EDIT]Me & my woman just came back from vet consulting, and found "Memy" (Palito's sister)starting to show similar behavior...her rear legs start to lose stability. We gonna send poo samples to some lab to chek for toxoplasmosis signs : (

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  • Kelly HendryKelly Hendry Charlottesville, VAMember Posts: 556
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    You need a new vet. They should have run blood tests and an xray at the least. I would be so incredibly angry if I went to the vet, he told me nothing was broken, and sent me home with a kitty who couldn't walk. Sophia had this problem when she was much older and it wound up being cancer (we eventually had to put her down). Not saying this is the same thing, she was about 16 at the time, but this is a very bad sign and your cat needs to go to a competent vet ASAP.
  • Linda DeAngeloLinda DeAngelo Los AngelesMember Posts: 76
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    Hi Palito and Memy - We are pulling for you. This could be a very serious condition. Our foster mom is worried about your guys and wants us to tell your family to be careful and to go to a different vet or ask to get referred to a specialist. It is difficult for vets to keep up, especially on feline health and with issues like this it is usually best to involved a vet who specializes in these issues. Don't take no for an answer... Please keep us posted!!! Sending love and prayers your way... Freddie (and this brother Eddie too)
  • Cynthia LeathersCynthia Leathers Member Posts: 131
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    This can be a couple of things, but more than likely it's a parasite or virus (like toxoplasmosis). The important thing is to get treatment and testing for ALL 4 cats, as they will all fall ill with this eventually (sounds like it's contagious). Find a vet who will do blood tests.
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