Hi I have a 9 month male neutered british shorthair/persian cat (Boris) I noticed only a few days ago that he was not ge
Hi I have a 9 month male neutered british shorthair/persian cat (Boris) I noticed only a few days ago that he was not getting up for his food and in pain, this was in the morning. He was moving about the previous evening fine but seemed really unsteady on his back legs the following morning, he has not really been out much, as we have a new kitten and is intrigued with her. When my partner went to smooth him he hissed at him, I continued to monitor him and thought it would be best for him to see a vet. He was given sedation due to becoming stressed at the vets and unable to be examined, once sedated the vet examined him for any potential signs of why he is pain e.g. bites, broken bones. He was then given an x-ray which was all clear of any broken bones and nothing was detected. The vet has given Boris Metacam 4.5kg daily which does seem to be helping as he is more active (still unable to jump up onto the sofa) and his appetite has regained, he is still continuing to hiss when you go near he's back legs. He is however still limping and in pain, due back to vets on Wednesday for follow up appointment. Would really appreciate a second opinion. Also could this have anything to do with having a new kitten at home and him playing up?? Confused??
on May 4th 2012
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I have hip dysplasia which mom noticed when I was about 5 mo old. it can cause a lot of pain sometimes. Since he is only 9mo ,it is not likely he has arthritis. Hip dysplasia does not always show on a xray, it is hard to detect except by watching them walk, sometimes I walk funny, I am 8 yrs old now and have arthritis to. If a cat has pain they will hiss and defend their self. The pain causes them to do this. When you pick him up make sure to support his rear end. When the leg hangs it causes pain, they actually scoop me up, by putting their hand under my tail and my tummy.. also a new kitten could stress him just a little. you need to introduce them slowly, make sure he is first.. etc...the meds he is getting now can help a little but I prefer chewable Prednisolone, I can only take for a week or so then not again for a while. but it works good. Metcam can cause problems for our kidney, tummy and liver.. so use with caution
Azurine Ambrosia answered on 5/4/12. Helpful? / 0