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Major Heads-Up: Please Don't Ignore This Odd Leg Behavior
« on: July 01, 2018, 10:15:38 AM »
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Saddle thrombus is a very serious condition that occurs more often in cats than dogs and is also called feline aortic thromboembolism (FATE)

The “saddle” is the point in the abdomen at which the aorta splits into two arteries to supply the back legs with blood flow; a saddle thrombus is a blood clot that most often lodges in the wedge at the top of the saddle

Symptoms of FATE involve one or both rear legs, which turn cold and hard as the muscles and nerves swell; an affected pet may drag one or both hind legs and cry out in pain

Saddle thrombus is a life-threatening medical emergency; pets who survive typically require a great deal of nursing care until they are mobile again, and unfortunately, recurrence is common

A very encouraging alternative treatment for saddle thrombus is medicinal leeching

Read the story at: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2018/07/01/saddle-thrombus-cat.aspx
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Re: Major Heads-Up: Please Don't Ignore This Odd Leg Behavior
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 10:44:05 AM »
Another less commonly known symptom is a cat begins raising a front paw.  Sitting with the paw raised, or walking funny stretching the paw out in front before stepping.

Some cats sit with paw raised normally, this is not a concern.  But if you notice your cat doing it suddenly, when she never did before, get her checked out.

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Re: Major Heads-Up: Please Don't Ignore This Odd Leg Behavior
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 10:11:57 PM »
Good info!
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Re: Major Heads-Up: Please Don't Ignore This Odd Leg Behavior
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 03:11:39 PM »
Once knew a cat who had been doing okay, then suddenly lost the ability to use his rear legs.. It was like 2 hours between. He was 21 years old and his family chose to let him go rather than opt for surgery, which the vet said given his age, he may not live through anyway. Wonder if this was what happened to him.
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