My beautiful 14yr old girl has developed rear leg weekness and inco-ordination. A week ago she was all over the kitchen bench which is a bit uncharacteristic for her and now she cannot even jump up on the bed tonight. We are off to the vets tommorrow morning but I know this symptom is not a good sign, especially in an older cat.
Less than a week ago she was bounding around the yard like a kitten. Big bounding runs and visting the greenhouse with me. She wouldn't go further than the rear steps today. I really hope it's not the bitter end and something we can treat. But she is old and well this doesn't look good at all. She just got over a sinus infection caused by a feral cat grabbing her in the yard and giving her a bite in her ear that became infected. The ear cleared up, then a snotty nose resulted which she battled for 2 months. Antibiotics did not help. The vet told me to take her home and realise I may just have to clean her nose for her, forever.
I changed her diet and within a couple of weeks the infection cleared up completely. She had a good week or two of being hyperactive in the yard acting like a younger cat again. But now we have this. She really doesn't look happy tonight. She is still eating and drinking. She passed a stool today which looked fine. Still urinating normally. Ate her food with gusto as usual and even followed me back into the kitchen later when I made a cup of tea and danced around the food bowl. But her gait is wooden and she's sleeping on a pillow now and not looking happy.