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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:24 pm 
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My first post.

I am proud daddy of a silver leopard bengal kitten, Mischa.

Mischa was born on 24th June 2014.

She is a lively little girl, very nosey and needs to be involved in everything!

She had her 2nd jag a week last Thursday.

On Tuesday morning she started struggling with her back legs, she can stand but her legs were shakey.

She tries to walk, slumps down on her bum or collapses to the ground.

Her legs are like if a human walked in tip toes with feet pointing inwards.

She was at vet on Tuesday, given an anti-inflammatory jag but no improvement.

On Wednesday she was at vets for 5 xrays, needed enema to clear her bowels, and for observation.

Xrays are all clear, no obvious fractures, no displacements.

Its 4 days on, she is curled up on my lap as i type.

She can eat, thankfully have a poo, purr, clean herself and she plays on floor with her toys.

Vet has been really good.

Vet believes its neurological.

She doesnt seem to be in pain, she just has no power in the rear legs.

She is an indoor cat.

There is no known accident or trauma.

Healthwise she has been fine other than a front wrist injury which cleared in 24 hours.

Just so confused, breaking my heart watching her try to walk.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:16 am 
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Look for info on HCM - rear leg paralysis. I think what I am thinking of is aortic thromboembolism. I don't have any experience with it and am in no position to advise you one way or the other, but I wanted to gie you the bump. Good luck! I know there are other things that can cause leg issues and I hope your baby gets better!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:04 pm 
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neonyellowclover wrote:
Look for info on HCM - rear leg paralysis. I think what I am thinking of is aortic thromboembolism. I don't have any experience with it and am in no position to advise you one way or the other, but I wanted to gie you the bump. Good luck! I know there are other things that can cause leg issues and I hope your baby gets better!



Highly unlikely to be due to HCM in a 4 month old cat. Rear leg paralysis in HCM is due to a clot & is very, very painful, there are no pulses in the legs and the cat is very ill indeed and is likely to die without treatment.

More likely to be Bengal polyneuropathy AKA distal neuropathy though 4 months old does seem very young, or it could be a reaction to the vaccine or perhaps FIP.
If it was my cat I would get the vet to start her on high dose steroids as that is the drug of choice for Bengal polyneuropathy.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:10 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.

My manager at work had found me a few links to sites showing issues can arise from the injection.

I raised this with Vet who has seen in past some complications but she doesn't believe this is the cause in this case.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:59 pm 
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Cats are known to have reactions to injections. However, if your vet seems to be stumped, then call in a vet specializing in neurology for animals. It may cost a bundle, but you want to see if you can reverse this. It would be terrible if this little kitty ended up with a permanent paralysis because of this. Good luck!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:24 pm 
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Hi everyone, sent my vet an email today with links to this site and a few others to see if could be due to poloneuropathy.

Found this site...

http://www.prideveterinarycentre.co.uk/ ... -break-cpd

On it is link to a video on youtube.

The video totally mirrors how Mischa is holding herself.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:19 pm 
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So maybe thats it? Can it be treated or is it something that is just managed? Thats sad but I'm sure she can have a happy life. Its amazing how cats can adapt.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:51 pm 
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Did you try the steroids? I had a bengal who had a heart condition, he had a blood clot and there was nothing we could do for him. We now have a bengal who has a form of neuropathy issue and we are giving him steroids. They are amazing. He went from not walking at all and less than a week later he is running and jumping.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:37 pm 
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Old thread bump, but I wanted to mention that Diesel had a bout of Bengal Polyneuropathy when he was a kitten and thanks to the advice here I pushed our vet to give steroids. It took a couple of months but he did get back to his crazy self. So crazy that he ended up with a torn ACL and meniscus that needed surgery :lol: :rolleyes:

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