Thursday, July 26, 2018

3215. A cat's face twitches

Jul 26, 2018

A 14-year-old male neutered cat twitches his face and body for the past 2 months. Why?
Blood test, urine test and X-rays are cheapest options to get supporting evidence.

Blood test showed low platelet count, high blood urea and liver enzymes. Urine test showed white blood cells inside the urine, amorphous crystals, blood and alkaline pH 8.0.

The cat is treated for urinary tract infection. The low platelet count could be due to toxicity of the bathroom floor as the cat will lap water taking a long time, inside the bathroom.

Aug 1, 2018 7 pm.  Follow up
Eats OK. Tuna plus kibble k/d diet. No complaint.
Hard to feed antibiotic tablets but giving half the Clavulox tablet
Weak hind legs. Cannot climb into 3.5" high pee tray and therefore pee outside.
Jul 31, 2018. owner noticed cat walked in circles. Had this behaviour some time ago too.
"Why?". Likely to be a vestibular disease of the ear.

Hind leg jerking not obvious
Seizures or twitches not seen

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