October 13th, 2007, 08:05 AM
recently we found our cat outside hunched up, stiff and sweating we took him to the vets and were told he was in immense pain and had something wrong with his back, however they are not sure what. we have been given arthritis mediaction for him, however his behaviour has changed dramatically. He keeps his head down the majority of the time, we have a set of filing cabinets in our house & he has taken to putting his head in between them and hucnching up - he stands in corners with his head down towards the wall and when he was in the way of a door i was closing - instead of moving he growled and hissed - not like him at all. His pupils seem constantly dilated & he howls a lot of the time (we presume because he is in pain). When sat on a chair he put his head down off the edge of the chair before falling off and hiding underneath, it's like a completely different cat.He is eating although he hasn't been to the toilet. He is 17 years old and apart from this is in very good condition. We are very worried about him, and as we lost our other 17 year old cat on tuesday hope it's nothing serious - but any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.