I don't like the sound of this. What happened? Did the kittens die shortly after they lost use of their back legs? Did you ever find out what causes it? I've been telling myself that she'll probably die young and not to be surprised if it happens before she's a year old but I can't help but love her and want to keep her around as long as possible.
“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain > Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:35:27 -0400 > From: felineres...@frontier.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be? > > I've had several FelV positive kittens who have been exactly like > this......Less playful than others their age, and finally wobbly > in the back legs then complete loss of the use of the back legs. > > Lorrie > > > On 04-28, molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: > > I have a FeLV kitten that I'm fostering. She's six or seven months > > old. She's the one I emailed about a couple months ago with uveitis. > > The uveitis never has completely cleared up. But now I'm not sure > > what's going on. Her back legs are kind of wobbly. It's not bad > > enough that my husband has noticed yet, but I can see it. It's like > > she's slightly drunk. She's walking okay with the front legs but her > > back legs give way a little or something when she's walking. She's > > eating and going to the bathroom. She doesn't run around and play as > > much as the other cats do, but never really has. She's just a real > > mellow and loving kitten and I just thought that must be why she's not > > as playful. I'm not sure though. She's not growing a lot too. The > > other kitten her age, not related, has grown much faster than she has. > > So any ideas? Why do you guys think she's started getting wobbly in > > the back legs. She can still jump on things but not as sure-footed as > > the others. I don't know if her muscles are getting weak or if she's > > anemic or what. A couple months ago her bloodwork at the vet's office > > was okay. I assume this is FeLV related but before I go to the vet > > I'd like to be prepared and have some ideas of what's going on. > > Maureen > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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