UNDERSTANDING PARTIAL PARALYSIS IN CATS
Partial paralysis is a sign of an underlying condition or injury. There is a need of immediate veterinary care if your cat exhibit symptoms of partial paralysis because this condition may lead to death or serious, permanent injury if not treated precisely by a doctor.
- Unable to move parts of the body such as the neck, head, legs, tail, tongue, or back.
- Pain in neck, spine or legs.
- Stepping on his own toes.
- Respiratory problem.
- Slow movements.
- Difficulty in eating or drinking.
- Not able to control urination.
- Inability to urinate.
- Inability to control defecation.
Paralysis in cats occurs when some portion of the structures that support the central nervous system have become damaged.
Causes of damage can include: •Traumatic injury Infection in bones or tissue near spine.
- Slipped discs in back.
- Inflammation in muscles surrounding the spine.
- Tick paralysis caused by tick bites.
- Tumors in the spine or brain.
- Malformation of spine.
Treatment of paralysis in cats-
The cause of your cat's paralysis will decide the course of treatment.
- If your cat is unable to walk, urinate, then there are more chances of getting hospitalised.
- Moreover diagnosis will determine it correctly and veterinarian will begin accordingly.
- You can then monitor your cat and immediately your cat will be vaccinated if needed.
- Proper medication will be given to reduce the pain.
- The bladder will be physically adjusted.
- Medicine, surgery or therapy will be provided according to the diagnosis and need.
- Tumors or blockages of blood supply will be repaired.
- Some paralyzed cats recover very quickly while some take time depending on the severity of the condition.
- You’ll be provided with a prescription and guidelines to follow at the time of discharge.