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|Purred: Mon Jun 1, '09 11:15am PST |
|A friend has asked about this issue in her BF's cat. Seems the syndrome can be idiopathic in cats (45%) BUT, in this case it developed when the cat came back from neutering. The syndrome is an indication of a number of underlying causes, including trauma to the thoracic Vertebrae.
In looking at the symptoms and and the underlying causes, and considering the report of it developing as the cat recovered from anesthesia, I am thinking the cat was mishandled while under anesthesia (cats under anesthesia are limp and if not supported and handled properly, can suffer neck trauma as well as spinal trauma).
Has anyone had a cat with Horner's Syndrome and has anyone heard of a link between poor handling of an anesthesized cat resulting in the syndrome?
This cat is now paralyzed on his right side along with the unequal pupils etc. He was physically fine prior to surgery. He is 2 years old.