Q. My cat appeared to have saddle thrombosis 2 times (4 months apart). The symptoms lasted about 30 - 60 min then cat was fine. What else could it be?
A. Cats that have formed a saddle thrombus appear paralyzed and are unable to move the rear legs. They are often vocalizing due to severe pain. When touched, the back legs are often cold and stiff, and sometimes there is panting and trouble breathing. Hyperthyroid cats or cats with underlying cardiac disease are more prone than other cats. It is rare for the condition to resolve on its own so quickly. Schedule an exam with your vet for a complete physical exam and diagnostics to determine the cause.