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    Default Worried about our cat

    Brownie fell off the bed Saturday. For about 3 minutes afterwards we wasn't using one hind leg (holding it up against his body) and was sort of staggering around with his tail tightly curled. While I was frantically dressing to go to the emergency vet, everything went back to normal. He was a little weak on his first attempt to jump back on the bed, not quite getting high enough so he needed to claw his way the last inch, but then he was perfectly fine.

    Everything has been closed around here for a few days, but now that the vet is open again I wonder if I should take him in? Nothing else has happened since then, we've been with him the whole time. Could it have been a mini-stroke? or just a cramp? I hate to go run up a big vet bill looking for nothing, but I also don't want to ignore this if it's potentially serious. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    How old is Brownie?
    If he's an older (10yo+) cat, stroke may be a possibility.

    But if he's young then I'd suppose it could be just a bad step and aftermath of landing badly on that leg.

    Can you call your vet and ask if they think a clinic visit is necessary?

    IIWMy cat, and things seemed to have gone back to normal, I'd just let it go.

    As long as Brownie's eating/drinking/peeing/pooping/playing/sleeping as usual probably no permanent harm done.
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    I'm with 2dogs.
    Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

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    Well, he's 9...but he seems normal for the last 4 days so I'll probably just keep an eye on him. As for eating, he refused his good wellness but ate Friskies, but I've been expecting that to happen any day. Thanks for the advice
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    The vet said go ahead and bring him in if it would make me feel better. Of course even I know that's vet speak for you are a borderline crazy cat lady So I'll just keep an eye on him.
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    Jingles & AO for Brownie ~
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    Jingles for your Brownie! Give him a few skritches for me.
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