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tina44 posted:
my cat,honey, was vomiting then her back legs colasped,and was paralysed from middle of her back to her legs, tried to call emergency vets as out of hours and got no response as kept saying can not connect at this time,tried various other vets with which i,m not registered, they had same number i was trying before, honey got worse, trying to vomit clear bile very lifeless gums white, and she died, what could have caused this she was only 8 yrs old very healthy was fine before vomiting, i,m just baffled and now in shock cos i dont no why this happened.
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
The only way to know for sure is to have an autopsy done, which your veterinarian can perform. If you'd like to do this, she needs to be kept cold but not frozen until you get her to your veterinarian (a refrigerator is fine.) My guess is that she died of heart disease. This can cause a blood clot (called an embolus) in the blood vessels of her rear legs, paralyzing them. The prognosis for this is poor. We're so sorry for your loss.

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
The Cat Doctor
Board Certified in Feline Medicine


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