Wondering if people would offer an opinion.  My cat, Wolfie, has rear leg 
weakness that is getting progressively worse.  He's been seen by numerous vets 
and it's not going to get any better.  I'm guessing the leukemia is finally 
getting the best of him.  

Anyway, I'm just wondering how much I should let him do.  Initially my vet said 
not to restrict him, that letting him use the muscles was good for them.  He is 
now starting to stumble or sit more often.  He doesn't totally fall over or 
anything, just gets a bit wobbly or sits down.  If he's on linoleum, he has 
much less control of his legs.  He is still jumping up and down on my bed, 
eating, purring, laying on my chest, going up and down stairs, etc.  I don't 
want him to get hurt and him doing the stairs makes me so nervous.  On the 
other hand, I don't want to restrict him out of fear.  I talked to the 
receptionist at the vet and she said if it was her cat, the stairs would be off 
limits.  This will be so tough because I have 3 other cats, 1 very shy one that 
hides in the basement and only comes out when my son is sleeping.  I would have 
to force her to stay in the basement or out of the basement (as opposed to 
having access to the cat door in the
 basement door).  The last thing I want is to see Wolfie get hurt but I can't 
seem to think that if he gets to a point where he can't do the stairs, he will 
stop doing them.  Is that foolish?  He is such an opinionated, strong-willed 
cat and I know he will not be pleased if I restrict him in any fashion.

Oh and he doesn't have to do any stairs.  He has food, water, and litter on all 
floors.  He just chooses to.




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