Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-25 Thread Amy
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 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:05 PM Amy did they check Wolfie's potassium level?  Low K

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-25 Thread dlgegg
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Tracy Weese
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 24, Issue 21

2010-06-25 Thread Sara Kasteleyn
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Laurieskatz
Coco's myonecrosis could only be diagnosed by muscle biopsies sent to Texas or California (I forget which) - it's a specialized process. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Tracy Weese Sent: Friday, June

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 24, Issue 21

2010-06-25 Thread Natalie
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 getting diarrhea! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marci

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Natalie
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Heather
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Sharyl
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. Sharyl --- On

[Felvtalk] Fw: Re: Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-25 Thread Emeraldkittee
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Natalie
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Sharyl
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. Sharyl --- On Fri,

[Felvtalk] Re Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-25 Thread Lorrie
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Natalie
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Re Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-25 Thread Amy
Hi Lorrie, 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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-25 Thread Amy
Heather, 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

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-25 Thread Amy
Hi Laurie, I tried reading up on this but couldn't find much info. Please let me know if you have a website you could suggest. Thanks Amy --- On Thu, 6/24/10, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs To: