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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:05 am 
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I have a 14 month Bengal boy whom up to 3 months ago was completely normal and happy. One night I noticed he wasn't walking comfortably so placed him on our bed thinking maybe he had hurt his leg or similar. About an hour later he could hardly use his back legs and had completely lost control of his bowl. I was a mess and incredibly upset. I got him into the vet and after 5 days or checking and blood tests, xrays and a huge bill later etc could not what was wrong with him. They them placed him on some antibiotics and immediately he started to return to the Bengal he was before. I was relieved thinking he was on the mend. As the antibiotics treatment finished and then started to wear off his pain started to return and he didn't want to walk anymore. More vet visits and more $$$ and the vet thinks it is something to do with his intestines but is not 100%. If we give him antibiotics he returns to a normal cat and once he comes off them he returns to a cat unable to walk comfortably we think due to abdominal/intestinal discomfort. I cant tell you if he has diarrhea as he still goes out every night to go to the toilet. (We live in the country). I have completely removed the grain from his diet (hard food) and am adding pro-biotics but this doesn't seem to be making a difference. The vet has suggested the next step is a biopsy but can somebody shed any light on to anything or something they may have experienced before we do this? The antibiotic thing puzzles me because it instantly seems to make him feel better. Huge thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:58 am 
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Cheye wrote:
I have a 14 month Bengal boy whom up to 3 months ago was completely normal and happy. One night I noticed he wasn't walking comfortably so placed him on our bed thinking maybe he had hurt his leg or similar. About an hour later he could hardly use his back legs and had completely lost control of his bowl. I was a mess and incredibly upset. I got him into the vet and after 5 days or checking and blood tests, xrays and a huge bill later etc could not what was wrong with him. They them placed him on some antibiotics and immediately he started to return to the Bengal he was before. I was relieved thinking he was on the mend. As the antibiotics treatment finished and then started to wear off his pain started to return and he didn't want to walk anymore. More vet visits and more $$$ and the vet thinks it is something to do with his intestines but is not 100%. If we give him antibiotics he returns to a normal cat and once he comes off them he returns to a cat unable to walk comfortably we think due to abdominal/intestinal discomfort. I cant tell you if he has diarrhea as he still goes out every night to go to the toilet. (We live in the country). I have completely removed the grain from his diet (hard food) and am adding pro-biotics but this doesn't seem to be making a difference. The vet has suggested the next step is a biopsy but can somebody shed any light on to anything or something they may have experienced before we do this? The antibiotic thing puzzles me because it instantly seems to make him feel better. Huge thanks in advance.


Have you thought about keeping him in so he can do his business in the litter tray to see if he has diarrhoea?

My cat has TF and our Vet has been going round the houses in treating him. He has been on antibiotic which very quickly sort the problem out but as you say when he comes off them he gets sick again.

The antibiotic masks the symptoms and I think temporarily stops the production of the parasite but as soon as they come off it they start multiplying again.

Obviously no 100% sure he has this but might be worth considering.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:59 am 
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Thank you for your answer. I'll try and get him inside tonight and keep him there until he uses the kitty tray (which he has so much hate for!). I think I need to find out what his numbers 2's look like :smile:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:32 am 
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Please ask your vet to consider polyneuropathy as an option here: http://pets.thenest.com/hind-leg-neurop ... -9723.html

Maybe get him started on steroids as a precaution, if you see improvement then you may be onto the cause. The sooner you start the better chances for recovery.

There's more info on neuropathies on this site if you search for it

search.php?keywords=polyneuropathy&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14075


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