[Felvtalk] What could it be?
felinerescue at frontier.com
Sat Apr 28 16:35:27 CDT 2012
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.
On 04-28, molveywda at 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.
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