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Neurological Disorders in Cats

April 28th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Hi, I have a sad update on Larry :sad: The barn kitties are now walking ( if you could call it that hehe) But Larry has sprawled out back legs. He is unable to "tuck" them under his body, we were just at the vets for a quick check up but he wasnt walking then. He is going back in to get looked over. The vet said it could be a neurological disorder. I didnt have much time to talk over the phone this morning with her and want to write out some questions for her.
However I would like to know if anyone out here has had a cat with ND's?
Im wondering if hes always going to walk funny, his sister is just fine ( little wobbly but is grasping the concept better)
Im so upset about this, Will Larry be able lead a happy life?
Also, any suggestions to ask the vet next week would help me greatly too, im not thinking so clear right now.

May 5th, 2006, 01:16 AM
Well, its not neurological, its from improper nutrition and prolly from how he was sitting in the womb. Im happy to hear that, with a bit of excercises and once he builds more muscle in his legs he is expected to make a good full recovery from this!!!! ( may always walk a bit funny but not all "splayed" out!!!!

Just thought i would update!

May 5th, 2006, 01:26 AM
That's good news...poor little guy. I'm having a little chuckle picturing you doing physio exercises with him - you know, lying on his back with you "bicycling" his little legs, supporting him in the kitty therapy pool, encouraging him along on the teeny-tiny kitty treadmill, making him tuna shakes. But seriously - how lucky they are that you found them in time!

May 5th, 2006, 01:32 AM
LOL it is kinda a funny mental picture! Thankfully they came to be here when I am still off work for the season, I have all the time in the world to work with them!