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Back leg problem

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by SparklesGem77, Jan 17, 2021.


  1. SparklesGem77

    SparklesGem77 PetForums Newbie

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    Our cat is having a problem with her back legs/back but acting like a loon still while she’s running around. any ideas anyone?
     

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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    A bit more detail of the problem would help ;)
     
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    SparklesGem77 PetForums Newbie

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    Ok her back bottom keeps coming up and when we call her name it’s like she’s sensitive and responses by bringing her bottom up in the air. It’s weird and hard to explain. It seems difficult for her to get comfortable and when she is lying down she isn’t resting her back legs normally on the floor so she’s relaxed like normal
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    This is very possibly way off beam but I have to ask , has she been spayed ? The reason I ask is that the position in the photo looks very like that of a calling ( un neutered ) female
     
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    I suppose the photos don’t help
     
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    No she hasn’t been spayed yet
     
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    She is 8 months old! She is a indoor cat!
     
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    Indoor cats should still be spayed to stop them constantly calling which is very frustrating for them and 8 months isn’t too young as she could get pregnant.

    There’s always a risk she could get out and then mated by the local Tom cat, making her at risk of harm, a pregnancy or disease.

    I’d get her booked in and then ask the vet to check her legs while she’s there tbh.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Then I think that is most likely what is going on.I would get her booked in to be spayed asap .Whether she is an indoor cat or not the longer she is left un neutered the more she is at risk of unplanned pregnancy and possible related health conditions .
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    And she needs spaying. Unspayed she is at increasing risk of breast cancer, and each time she comes into call she risks pyometra, infection of the uterus. She might also start to apart urine, and finally there are plenty of people here whose indoor cat escaped and got pregnant.

    Current advice in the UK is to neuter all kittens at 4 months
     
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    SparklesGem77 PetForums Newbie

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    Many thanks for your advice . We are going to book her in tomorrow to get her spayed
     
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    SparklesGem77 PetForums Newbie

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    Many thanks ! I’m going to book her in tomorrow
     
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    SparklesGem77 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks every so much for the advice . Booking her in tomorrow
     
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    SparklesGem77 PetForums Newbie

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    Really helpful comments
    Thanks it’s really eased my kind. She’s so precious
     
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    Sorry I meant mind
     
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