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our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:44 am
by anonbear
hi all,

we have a 4 month old female kitten.

she is usually jumping and running around 24/7.

this morning, she all of a sudden started walking low to the ground with raised butt and after a few steps, she lays flat on the ground and sometimes her rear is shaking.

she doesnt go out. she only has her regular dry food and this morning she had 1 wet can food.

any thoughts?

Re: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:35 am
by fjm
I would suspect an injury. Does she react if you run your hand down her back, or gently lift each paw? If it does not clear in the next hour or two I would try to get her to a vet - meanwhile I would keep her confined somewhere with no jumping, food, water, tray and comfy bed close by.

The other, less likely, possibility is that she is in season - if she starts rolling and writhing and calling that would confirm it. Confinement would be a good idea for that, too - it is amazing how determined they can be to get out and find a mate.

Re: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:14 am
by booktigger
My first thought is her coming into season, especially at this time of year.

Re: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:03 pm
by Kay
booktigger wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:14 am
My first thought is her coming into season, especially at this time of year.
me too - classic signs - keep her away from any unneutered toms and see if vet can spay her sooner rather than later

Re: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:18 pm
by alanc
Agree with Kay and Booktigger. Happened to me with my first cat Sally, rushed of to vet thinking she was gravely ill, only to find out she was on heat. (OK I should have realised why the local tom cat was sitting on my front door.)