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My very old cat who is 20, has very weak legs and a neurological disability. She went to the vet because I just wanted to make sure she was not in pain. Her blood work came back normal. She is not in pain. I am giving her methyl b12. Any other suggestions? She can wobble but is falling over more and more often. Vet said to love on her and make her comfortable.
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Originally Posted by cajungal View Post

My very old cat who is 20, has very weak legs and a neurological disability.

Has she always had so, or is it something coming up recently?

 

 

 

 

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Good luck!

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Originally Posted by StefanZ View Post

 

Has she always had so, or is it something coming up recently?

 

 

 

 

 

That was my question too.  Bless her heart!  What does the methyl b12 do?

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Methyl b12 is for the nervous system. This started about two weeks ago. She is not in pain but has involuntary jerks in her back legs. I carry her places now and just love on her. The vet did not recommend anything else so i was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I have had her since i got out of high school.
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At age 20, is it possible she suffered a stroke?  Not sure how this would be diagnosed, or if there is anything that can be done, just wonder if that's possibly what brought this on. I know there are folks here who have cats who have had strokes, but don't have any personal experience with it myself.  Here is a thread that you can read to see if any of this sounds familiar:  http://www.thecatsite.com/t/247354/possible-stroke-really-really-worried-about-lovely-old-kitty

 

Is the Methyl B12 helping give her any strength back to those legs?  Or slowing down the jerking?  Well, the most important thing is that she is not in pain. 

 

vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gif for your old girl, and hugs.gif for you for caring so much about her

post #6 of 6

This vet advice sounds somewhat familiar.  I suspect he meant the natural end is near now.

 

You can try to get a second opinion from another experienced vet.  You can hope someone here will come up with some working advice.  Try and google.

But if nobody comes up with good workable proposals...

 

I know, it is a terrible situation for a loving cat owner. WHEN? We ourselves are fearing the last days of our residents, and yet, although senior citizens, with any luck they may have 10 years still... 

We have friends who did the last help too late. It was not pretty to hear about it.

So we said wife and me, we shall not wait too long. When the day is coming we must help them. They shall go with their dignity still there.

 

My advice for now is, take it week for week, perhaps even day for day, give her love and comfort.

Be prepared.  If there is a vet making home visits, do have his number near.

 

Im deeply feeling with you.

 

Good luck!

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