They did check it and it was fine.
--- On Thu, 6/24/10, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote:
From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:05 PM
Amy did they check Wolfie's potassium
level? Low K
shadow never had any weakness, just a sudden paralysis. took him to missou vet
school er at 11 pm. took 3 hours and he screamed all the way every time we hit
a bump in the road. diagnosis was a tumor on his spine. since he was 18 and
the posibility of recovering use of his legs and bladder
I, too have a FeLV+ cat that has been extremely healthy for her entire life
(10+ years) and just recently started limping (favoring her right hind leg) and
at times I would see her head bob or nod (it appears involuntary) -- took her
to vet and of course she refused to walk, just crouched down
Thanks so much Marci. I had purchased some of the powder and was giving both
my kittens a half-teaspoon a day. (My vet wasn't too keen on it eitiher). They
did fine on it, but after we started the LTCI protocol, I dropped the Mega C.
Since we lost Taj this week to lymphoma, am seriously
Coco's myonecrosis could only be diagnosed by muscle biopsies sent to Texas
or California (I forget which) - it's a specialized process.
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Tracy Weese
Sent: Friday, June
Add some acidophilus (open capsules and use just a tiny bit) to the cat's
food when using anything like Vitamin C or antibiotics - helps with not
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marci
Has anyone been giving FIV/FeLV positive cats CoQ10 as a supplement? I get
the GNC vegetarian formula because it's powder in capsules which can be
easily opened and sprinkled on their food (others are in oil form, not very
easy to use, but can be done by sticking a pin into the gelatin capsule
I had a colony cat (who already had a head tilt/vestibular, a colony I took
over from someone else) show up with her head bobbing uncontrollably in all
directions. It was due to deeply infected ear canals ear mites. She did
not regain completely normal head movement but it did improve very
Natalie, I give my Pequita 30 mg of CoQ10 every day for her heart. She is not
FeLV+ but does have CRF and a heart murmur. She has been getting her daily
dose for 3 yrs now. CoQ10 is highly recommended on the Yahoo Feline Heart
group. Don't see how it could cause blood clots.
Two possibilities are: a clot (but if it's gone on for awhile, perhaps not) -
has the kitty be screened for any heart issues, like HCM? they always tell me
to watch for trouble with the back legs with this disease.
Also, I have a kitty who had his legs go out on him and he'd be dragging
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that CoQ10 causes heart clots - on the
contrary! I questioned the weakness in the hind legs being possibly caused
by a clot. I've had three cats - two were euthanize because it happened at
night or a weekend (emergency clinics), and the third cat was treated by my
Natalie, I've never had a cat with blood clots on a hind leg but I was under
the impression it was very painful. The cat should show signs of being in pain.
Also you can check the back paws. Do they feel warm or cold. If there is a
blood clot the paw would feel cold.
--- On Fri,
Amy, I've had several cats die from this. First they get weak
in their legs then they can't stand up at all and they soon
lose bowel and bladder control. It seems to be fairly common
with FelV cats. Lesions or tumors on the spine I believe.
Wolfie has been very fortunate to go 6 years with no
For two cats that had the blood clot, it was painful - with the last one, it
didn't seem to be. I forgot that our fist cat in the 70s, also had to be
euthanized because surgery or any other treatment at the time wasn't readily
available. The clot mostly appears in the y area, rendering both legs
Thanks for the info. That is kind of what I was thinking but didn't know
anybody that's been through it. Wolfie has probably been weak in the legs for
about 2 weeks. I know it's always different with every cat but any sort of
time frame as to how quickly they completely lost the
Thanks. I checked out the CRF list and it seems we have ruled out most of the
things listed. I initially thought a clot but they don't seem to suspect that.
My regular vet told me that typically comes on pretty suddenly as opposed to
gradually. The vet that did the ultrasound said
I tried reading up on this but couldn't find much info. Please let me know if
you have a website you could suggest.
--- On Thu, 6/24/10, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote:
From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs
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