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Advice on possible seizures/muscle spasms/shooting limb pain in my 15 y/o Cat.

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by nikkiandjaffa, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. nikkiandjaffa

    nikkiandjaffa PetForums Newbie

    Jul 2, 2018
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    My lovely cat Jaffa has just turned 15. Recently we have become concerned about an intermittent health problem she seems to be having.. She appears to be having small seizures in her limbs and neck, when it happened in front of a friend who is a vet said it looks like she's having some kind of shooting pain or nerve pain in her leg, but wasn't sure what could be the cause. We took her to the vet, he felt for internal things and said theres nothing immediately or obviously wrong. He also ordered a blood test to rule out any kidney/liver problems which came back negative.

    Jaffa's problem isn't constant and sometimes is completely fine. But every now and then it is so bad that she cant walk on her hind legs. Im worried that when this happens she might be in pain.

    Does anyone have ay idea what could be the problem?

    I've attached a link to a video of it happening. The video shows her hind left leg being affected but sometimes is in her front legs and occasionally her neck pulls back too.

    Any help or advice much appreciated,
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

    May 31, 2010
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    Have you shown this video to your vet ,if not it would maybe help to pinpoint a problem.
    If your vet cant find a reason for this I would be inclined to ask for a second opinion from a different vet.
    Hope you get a diagnosis as your poor lad looks uncomfortable.
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  3. Bertie'sMum

    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

    Mar 27, 2017
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    All I can think of is that there might be a problem with the nerves in her spine - maybe she has the cat equivalent of a slipped disc and it's putting pressure on the nerves in her spinal cord. It might show up on an x-ray but I suspect the only way to be certain is for her to have a CT or MRI scan
    Whompingwillow likes this.
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