Cat with clot - change in personality - licking a hot spot - Answered by Dr. Lee
I have a 4 yo kitty named Maizie who threw a clot a month ago and has a paralyzed front left leg, especially the lower knuckle. The vet said she probably has heart disease and heard a rub. At her check up only 4 months before, she was fine - no rubs or anything.
She has recovered from the clot incident, other than the paralysis. The thing is, I noticed today that she is has licked the hair off of her leg where the paralysis starts. Her sweet personality has also changed. She growls all of the time and the vet said her life expectancy would be short lived.
I have never had this happen with a cat before - my others have lived long, long lives - 16 and 19 years. What can you tell me about your experience? I have been out of work and money is very tight right now - at least for another couple of weeks. She is a biter by the way and is on one baby aspirin a week to help prevent further clots.
Mom to: Maizie, Bluey and Ella