The course of treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the myeolopathy. For instance, cases involve trauma may require hospitalization to reset fractures, while infections may require corticosteroids. Just as important is the management of the cat during recovery.
Due to urination and fecal elimination problems, cats with myelopathy typically need someone to express the bladder every six to eight hours, as well as clean and dry the scalded area. If the cat is unable to sit, it should be turned every six hours to prevent decubital ulcers.
Physiotherapy is also very important for quick recovery and to prevent further muscle wasting and weakness. This can either be done at home or under the supervision of a veterinary physiotherapist. At-home care will require a detailed management plan, which will provided by your veterinarian.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition; implies that the patient is unable to control their urination.
A type of paralysis that may be only slight; affects the way that an animal is able to move
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
A blood deficiency
The padding found between the vertebrae that keeps them from rubbing together
A disease of the bone marrow or of the spine