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Collapsible Legs – A Tuesday Tickle

May 26, 2015

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Having conquered cat flu, triumphed over tapeworm and braved behavioral quirks, it is time to focus attention on some often observed, but little-documented afflictions of cats. Each Tuesday over the next couple of weeks we will focus on a particular cat ailment and provide you with information regarding the best treatments available.

Collapsible Legs
Symptoms:  The affected cat places one side of its head on the ground as though cheek-marking the concrete, carpet, etc.  After several such maneuvers, the legs on that side of the cat suddenly collapse, leaving the cat waggling its feet in the air.
Treatment:  Place the palm of one hand on the exposed belly and rub gently. Beware of side effects.  Some feline sufferers attack the rubbing hand, while others recover spontaneously, often after prolonged treatment. This condition is probably incurable, and any cat which requires prolonged treatment after an attack will most likely suffer repeated attacks of collapsible legs throughout its lifetime, so enjoy this time with your silly little feline.

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Come back each Tuesday for another Tickle.

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