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Why The Stiffness and Stretching
WGsDeanaB posted:
My 8 year old (adopted from DFL Jan 1st with complete physical) female cat past couple of days showing a 'stiffness' in her back legs when she walks. And not all the time. Everything else is fine: feeding; drinking; litter box; attitude. She will also just lay down and stretch out on the floor. Any thoughts for this unusual 'for her' behavior? Thank you. WGsDeanaB
rohvannyn responded:
Does it happen when she's cold? Or at any particular time? That makes me think of a touch of arthritis or muscle stiffness. It might not be that, but it's a thought.

By the way, thanks for adopting, and especially an older cat! May you have many happy years together!


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