(Don't let Astrid fool you. Her food bowl is full and just a couple feet away from where she's pouting in this photo. It just doesn't contain kitty food, and so she deemed it a bust.)
Our Doodle of the Day:
Our Tip of the Day:
Today's health and symptom tip is with regard to your kitty or pup's legs. Obviously, as you all certainly know, difficulty walking or an inability to walk, especially as a new and sudden symptom, is a serious cause for concern. Limping, staggering, trembling legs, or any form of limb weakness can be a sign of any number of issues. A sprain, break, or other injury, as well as ailments such as arthritis, could of course be the reason. But, there are also a plethora of other potential reasons for abnormal ambulation. Seizures or epilepsy, stroke, or a blood clot can affect the legs in any number of ways. There is also the potential for limb weakness and therefore difficulty walking when an animal is suffering from kidney disease, diabetes, diseases of the thyroid, or cancer, just to name a few. Even an inner ear abnormality or a neurological disorder could lead to side effects such as vertigo, which can in turn cause trembling legs, staggering, and other forms of instability when walking. Of course, if you have any concerns with your furbaby's legs and ambulation, be sure to consult a veterinarian as soon as possible.