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Hind legs going numb

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Teddy

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Purred: Sun Apr 28, '13 1:23pm PST 
Teddy lives at my parents' house, so this info comes second hand. My mother was watching Teddy (2 years old) and she said it was as if his hind legs went dead; they got "all wobbly". She immediately took him to the vet and by the time she got there he wasn't doing it anymore and the vet couldn't find anything wrong with him. She later remembered he was furiously licking a toy mouse prior to this, and she thinks maybe something on the toy had caused this and took the toy away.

This sounds like something more serious to me like a neurological problem. I've never heard of a poisoning causing something like that. He also had Feline Infectious Anemia as a kitten.
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Beep

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Purred: Sun Apr 28, '13 6:03pm PST 
My sister in laws cat, she was 14 years old, and she had blood clots, threw a clot and her leg went completely numb and not moving. By the time she took her to the vet though, she was dying and losing motion of all of her limbs and body. I don't know what to think since your kitty started moving again. No telling. I hope it was just a freak thing and that it doesn't happen again. No idea what could ahve caused that.
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Delyte, Dark- Angel, at- Bridge

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Purred: Sun Apr 28, '13 7:43pm PST 
This is Delyte. In an old cat this can be caused by degeneration of the discs and pressure on the spinal cord. In a young cat it can be caused by a disc slipping out of place. He could have been playing furiously and twisted himself. Unfortunately you can't tell a cat to be careful playing. Hope it doesn't happen again. Giant purrs! cat on moon
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Teddy

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Purred: Sun Apr 28, '13 9:46pm PST 
Yes, we lost a beloved cat in 2011 to a blood clot and that was foremost on our minds. But the vet said there was no sign of any vascular trouble. My parents didn't tell me about this until yesterday because they knew it would make me worry.
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Wiggles

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Purred: Mon Apr 29, '13 1:18am PST 
Another possible cause of your cat's symptoms could be due to a condition called feline hyperesthesia syndrome. The furious licking as well as the resultant temporary numbness in the rear legs are both symptoms of feline hyperesthesia syndrome.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/healthinfo/HyperesthesiaSyndrome.cf m
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/04/ 04/feline-hyperesthesia-symptoms.aspx
http://www.cat-lovers-only.co m/feline-hyperesthesia.html
http://www.vetinfo.com/feline-hyperesth esia-syndrome-treatment.html
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Teddy

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Purred: Wed May 1, '13 6:01pm PST 
Mom updated me that it's still happening, usually when he's jumping down from somewhere.
He's going back to the vet's tomorrow morning.
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Teddy

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Purred: Thu May 2, '13 10:33am PST 
Got the phone call. It turned out to be a congenital knee defect commonly found in dogs(!?). Teddy will have to lose weight and may need corrective surgery.
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Guido the- Italian- Kitty db 115

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Purred: Tue May 7, '13 8:43am PST 
Oh Teddy - do the feline diet so no surgery. My expando-cat waistline has gone down cuz Staff just monitoring my food. Itza works - yep uh huh
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