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Weak hind legs in my Devon Rex

November 30th, 2011, 08:47 AM
I have a 6 month old Devon Rex. This is my second Devon rex my first was full of energy and personality. Hazel has never seemed right to me. She was only playful for a couple of days she had a great appetite. She was very lathargic and slept never played. I just figured this was her personality she has always been cuddly sweet she prefers to sleep in my bathroom vanity. Last week I noticed she was wobbly on her hind legs and could no longer jump on her favorite chair or food dish. Her appetite is no where near it used to be. I have started feeding her canned food bc she seems to enjoy that. I took her to the vet. She only weights 2.5 pounds. They did tests everything looked fine he could not explain the hind legs. So they just sent me home and said lets wait and see??? I called the breeder she told me she has retired the mother bc she found out that a kitten from the previous litter died from FIP so she is pretty convinced that is where I am headed. So just wondering if anyone has any thoughts. She just sleeps all day and now prefers to sleep next to me instead of her cozy spot in my bathroom. I have found droppings on floor she cant get up in her litter box so I bought her a shorter one to see if she will use it. She doesnt seem to be in pain just wants to be held all the time. Very sad not sure what I can do for her. Has anyone had a similiar experience? Thank you

November 30th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Not to sure about Cat Breeders, but shouldn't she be of help to you somehow?

November 30th, 2011, 03:50 PM
She suspects the FIP she of course has offered to replace her but that is not the answer I am looking for I want her to get better!

December 6th, 2011, 12:05 AM
Have you informed the vet about the breeders' suspicion? There are FIP tests available, was that one of the ones the vet already performed?

Some info here for you:


December 6th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Unfortunately, commonly used FIP tests aren't really definitive :( If it is FIP then I am very sorry. If it were my kitty I wouldn't stop trying to make her well again until I knew that it wasn't going to happen (Trust me, you'll know). I have had 2 experiences with FIP and in both cases the kittens presented with respiratory sympoms and didn't make it more than a couple days.

I really hope everything works out for you.